After graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1978 he served articles with Werksmans. He left the legal profession in 1981 to help establish the Mast Organisation – South Africa’s pre-eminent training organisation of the era.
In 1985 he settled in the United Kingdom were he pursued an international career in the management consulting and corporate finance industry. Highlights of his career have included heading up the change management and acquisition integration practice at Coopers & Lybrand, London, and the establishment of an independent consulting
group where he worked extensively in the USA, South America, France and the United Kingdom on behalf of clients such as BAE Systems, Quaker Oats, Guinness/Diageo, the BBC and IBM.
He returned to South Africa in 2004 to take up an appointment as chief operating officer at the AG Industries group of companies.
Together with fellow investors he set up CM Steel (Pty) Ltd to invest in Southern African infrastructure development companies. in 2007 he played a major role in the formation of Capital Africa Steel (Pty) Ltd – a company formed by CM Steel in association with WBHO and Brait Ltd to focus on infrastructure development opportunities In Southern Africa, including South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
In 2012 he was part of a consortium that acquired Murray & Roberts Steel business RSC and Murray & Roberts Zimbabwe.