Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1988. Master of Science in Information Technology cum laude with distinction, University Pretoria, South Africa, 2005.
Manager commercial processes Kumba Resources Ltd., Pretoria, 2005—2006. Divisional chief information officer Exxaro Resources Ltd., since 2007.
Leader Church in Home, Pretoria, since 2007. Member of Toastmasters International (Pretoria East vice president public relations since 2007).
Married Lynda Scorgie, April 27, 1991. Children: Renate Ilse, Carl Sebastian.