Over the last 25 years, Lance has occupied different positions in the private sector, civil society and government. From 2004 to 2015 he was a Member of Parliament serving on various portfolio committees, with energy, the environment and the economy being his major focus. Since 2015 he has served as a director in the City of Cape Town, heading up the Enterprise and Investment department.
Lance also sits on a number of boards, including Wesgro, the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership, the Atlantis SEZ and the Bulungula Incubator. Lance has completed a BA Honours in African Studies majoring in politics and economics at UCT and a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy from Stellenbosch University. He is also a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative, which is part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.