Management trainee Heimann & Van Win, Johannesburg, 1955-1956. Salesman Half-Life Hompes & Company, 1956-1957, Carst & Walker, Johannesburg, 1957-1959. Manager, public officer SA Clay & Steel, Zambia, 1959-1960.
Founder, executive chairman Spanjaard Ltd., Johannesburg, since 1960.
Member St. Stephen's Congressional Church, Midran, treasurer 1969-1974. Member Halfway House Ratepayers Association, Midrand, 1983-1984. Communications member Glen Austin Ratepayers & Ecological, Midrand, 1981-1982.
Member Automobil Parts & Accessories Association, Wanderers Club.
Son of Bernard Karel and Julie Gerharda (Bunschoten Van Oppen) S. Divorced; children: Julie, Robert, Bruce, Anthony, Jacquie, Tracy.