Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1981.
Biometrician, Tobacco Research Board, Harare, Zambabwe, 1960-1963; biometrician, U. Rhodesia, Harare, 1969-1978; senior lecturer, U. Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 1978-1983; professor and head department statistics and biometry, U. Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, since 1983. Visiting professor University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1984, Auburn (Alabama) U., 1987, North Carolina StateU., Raleigh, 1991.
Member Fellow South African Statistical Association. Member International Biometric Society (council member since 1993), International Statistical Institute.
Married Evelyn Charis Osburn, December 16, 1969. Children: Jacqueline, Adrienne, Elizabeth, Deborah.