Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, University Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1999.
Program manager rock engineering division mining technical Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Johannesburg, 1996-1999, divisional fellow rock engineering program division mining technical, since 1999.
Fellow South African Institute Mining and Metallurgy (Silver medal 1996, Gold medal 2002).
Married Kiloran Mary Simpson, June 6, 1974. Children: Georgina, Lindsay.