After completing an LL.B at the University of Witwatersrand in serving articles at Webber Wentzel in 1978, he played a leading role in the formation of the South African-based MAST Organisation. During a five-year career with this skills development group he established and headed up an off-shore MAST subsidiary in Houston, Texas.
In 1984 he returned from the United States to launch a 20-year career at executive level in the IT industry. He started out by pioneering the sale of personal computers and related peripherals in South Africa on behalf of a leading retail chain before being recruited to form a specialised networking distribution company in a major JSE-listed IT group.
In 1994 he managed the re-entry of Apple Computers into the local market. After successfully re-establishing Apple’s distribution and support channels, he accepted the position of CEO of Getronics in South Africa, a leading multinational focused on the provision of outsourced IT technical support and repair services to major corporations.
In 2007, he started a company specialising in the provision of new-age telecommunications services into the corporate and call centre markets. In 2010 he merged this business with iConnect, a leading provider of similar services into the small to medium-sized business sector. As a shareholder and director of iConnect , he played a major role in helping to establish the company as the country’s leading Tier 2 service provider in the converged communications sector.
At the end of 2012 he sold his interest in iConnect to establish