Sean matriculated from Swartberg Senior Secondary School in Caledon, Western Cape in 1986.
He joined Standard Bank of SA in January 1987. He held a variety of positions within the bank and pursued his academic career by enrolling and obtaining the Licentiate Diploma from the Institute of Bankers in SA.
In 1992, Standard Bank agreed to grant him six (6) months unpaid leave to travel abroad. Sean worked on a kibbutz in Israel and backpacked across Europe, visiting some major cities in Europe.
In 1987, he resigned from the bank, holding the position as Manager’s Clerk, and enrolled for a Law degree at the Nelson Mandela University (formerly known as the University of Port Elizabeth).
He graduated with a LLB Degree in 2001 and was admitted as an attorney in 2003 after doing articles at the law firm Smith Tabata Loon & Connallan in Port Elizabeth.
He accepted the invitation to join the said firm as an Associate. In 2005, he commenced working at Cecil Kerbel Attorneys.
He has experience in Magistrate’s Court and High Court Litigation.
At the end of 2005 he commenced practising under his own name Sean Johnson Attorneys.
For the past twelve (12) years was involved in the administration of insolvent estates, trusts and the administration of liquidated companies and close corporations.
Sean was appointed to the panel of Chairpersons of the Tax Board for the hearing of Tax Appeals by Minister of Finance for five-year periods as from 29 August 2008 and re-appointed as from 27 August 2013 and 14 December 2018.
Sean is on the Master of the High Court’s National PDI Panel of Liquidators and accepts appointments country wide as a Trustee and Liquidator.
Sean joined Lexicon as a Director on the 1 of June 2017 and continues to be involved in insolvency / liquidation work.
He completed the Advanced Programme in Insolvency Litigation and Administration Practice presented by the University of Pretoria in 2019 with distinction.