Mabatho joined the Financial Services Industry in January 2001. Prior to that she was working in the oil industry. Her first financial services job was as an Assistant Portfolio Manager for Infrastructure Investments at Old Mutual Asset Management. In 2003 she joined Cadiz Asset Management became the Director and Head of Institutional Business Development and Marketing until March 2007. She has been involved in financial services as an independent professional since 2008. Her first board appointment was as an independent investment committee member for Rand Mutual Assurance. She has since served on various types of funds in the industry including the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund, where she was also the chair of the Strategic Investment Committee and the National Treasury Jobs Fund where she was an independent investment committee member. She currently still serves as a professional trustee or independent investment committee member or independent Chairperson on various funds including impact investment funds. She is a Director of the Transformation Action Forum, an asset owner led initiative to transform the financial services industry. She is also a former member of the advisory committee of the Southern African Pension Fund Investment Forum. Among her experience includes 10 years experience in professional mentoring of women. She previously hosted women in finance dialogue sessions.