Qualified as a physiotherapist in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1978. Her work environment included running a private practice as well as public sector services on primary and tertiary levels. Currently employed as the Professional Liaison Consultant for the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP®). Her professional career in the management of the physiotherapy profession took off when she was elected as the Public Sector representative on the National Executive Council (EXCO) for six years from 2001 to 2007. She was elected as Deputy President and President of the SASP between 2008 to 2011. Being a member of the EXCO exposed her to policies and legislation of the SASP, engagement with the National Department of Health, Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and Universities. The position of Professional Liaison Consultant requires her to provide assistance to the management of the SASP, dealing with complaints, ethical rules and drafting policy submissions on health and other legislation pertaining to the physiotherapy profession. She was instrumental in starting the process to review the minimum standards for the training of physiotherapy students in June 2012 as chairperson of the Professional Development Portfolio by getting the different stakeholders together.