Doctor of Philosophy, University JHB, South Africa, 2000. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Tswane University, 2002.
Research assistant Bristol Myers, JHB, South Africa. Technical director Bachelor of Business Administration. Head research Haarmann & Reimer.
President Food Research. Part-time lecturer various universities, South Africa, since 1960, University Zimbabwe, since 1985. Invited lecturer, India, China, United Kingdom, 1998.
Board trustees Animal Anti-Cruelty League, since 1990. Second lieutenant South African Army, 1950-1961. Member Cosmetic Society South Africa (president 1987), South African Association Food Science and Technology (president since 1993), British Parfumery Society, Institute Food Technologists, International Cosmetic Science Federation, Aerosol Association, International Union Food Science and Technology (executive council since 1998).
Married Alien Parsons, May 5, 1956. 1 child, Genevieve.