After qualifying as an Occupational Therapist from Stellenbosch University in 1985, Sharon worked in the field of adult Psychiatry for 9 years.
She joined Southern Life Employee Benefits in 1994 as a claims assessor and became Rehabilitation and Claims Manager in 1997. She assisted in growing and developing the claims team and was instrumental in establishing a rehabilitation team and implementing rehabilitation countrywide.
Sharon joined Gen Re in 2000 as Claims Manager. She was involved in developing training and claims audit programmes for the claims industry. After spending 8 years in account management she moved back into claims and is currently Senior Claims Executive.
Sharon is a member of the ASISA Claims sub-committee. She holds a Higher Certificate in Insurance through the Insurance Institute of South Africa. She has been trained by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners in the use of the AMA Guides 6th edition.