Ms. Grant was a diplomat for New Zealand for over 10 years and was posted in New York, Geneva and Pretoria, where she held the position of Deputy High Commissioner. She has participated in United Nations and World Trade Organization negotiations. Ms. Grant also worked as a consultant on trade and development matters before joining Business Unity South Africa in April 2007 as Executive Director: Trade Policy. Her portfolio at BUSA included trade negotiations, trade and investment promotion activities, international relations and trade policy matters. She represented BUSA at NEDLAC on trade and other related issues. Ms. Grant was the Secretary of the SADC Employers Group and SADC Business Forum from 2007 to 2010 and continues to support efforts towards strengthening private sector participation in regional and trade policy debates.