Bachelor with honors, University Cambridge, England, 1949. Master of Arts, University Cambridge, England, 1952. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Rhodes University, Republic South Africa, 1987.
Learner official, Anglovaal Group Ltd., Johannesburg, 1949-1952; assistant manager, Anglovaal Group Ltd., Johannesburg, 1952-1958; manager, Anglovaal Group Ltd., Johannesburg, 1958-1962; assistant managing director, Anglovaal Group Ltd., Johannesburg, 1962-1967; managing director, Anglovaal Group Ltd., Johannesburg, 1967-1973; chairman, chief Executive officer, Anglovaal Group Ltd., Johannesburg, since 1973. Chairman of the Board 1st National Bank, Republic South Africa, Hartesbeestfontein Gold Mine, Republic South Africa, Association Manganese Mines, Republic South Africa.
Governor Rhodes University, since 1980, Urban Foundation, since 1985. Honorary president South Africa Foundation, since 1979. Patron Avril Elizabeth Children's Homes, Republic South Africa, since 1978, Johannesburg Child Welfare, Alexandra Progress Thru Prosperity.
Served to captain South African Air Force, 1943-1945. Fellow Institute Directors (president since 1986), South African Institute Mining and Metalurgy, South African Institute Management. Member South Africa Chamber of Mines (council).
Clubs: Rand, Inanda (South Africa). Hawks, Pitt Whites (England).
Son of Abraham Sundell (Bob) and Gertrude (Aronson) H. Married Antoinette Herbert, September 28, 1957. Children: Rowena Mary, Robert Basil, James Ronald, Alexandra Diana.