A lawyer by profession, Sarah worked in the United Kingdom as a solicitor for six years. After returning to South Africa in the early 2000s, she worked at Tshikululu Social Investments in a variety of roles, rising through the ranks to the position of Chief Operating Officer. One of Sarah’s portfolios was the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund. Sarah is a trustee of the Anglo American Namibian Foundation and the Grindrod Family Trust, and also chairs the Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa.