California, University Natal. Doctor in Economic (honorary), University Natal, 1988.
Accountant Halsey Button & Perry, South Africa and Zimbabwe, 1958-1962. Accountant, secretary tractor division Barlow, Bloemfontein, then Durban, South Africa, 1963-1967. Finance director Thos Barlow & Sons (SWA) Ltd.
(now Barloworld Namibia), Namibia, 1968. Managing director Thos Barlow & Sons (SWA) Ltd. (now Sonnex Pty Ltd.), Namibia, 1969-1971, Barlows Manufacturing Company Ltd., South Africa, 1972-1974.
Chief Executive Officer Barlow Rand Ltd., South Africa, 1983—1986, deputy chairman, chief executive South Africa, 1985-1990, vice chairman, chief executive, 1988. Chairman Barloworld Ltd. (formerly Barlow Rand Ltd.), since 1991.
Also board directors. With Pretoria Portland Cement Company Ltd., since 1993. Deputy chairman Old Mutual Life Assurance, SA.
Director Old Mutual Life Holdings, Sasol Ltd., South Africa, Barloworld plc, United Kingdom, Old Mutual PLC, Rustenberg Wines (Pty) Ltd. Chairman Nedbank Ltd., Nedcor Ltd. Honorary professor business management administration University Stellenbosch, 1986.
Past chairman State President Economic Advisory Council, 1990-1993, member 1985-1993. Honorary president South Africa Foundation, trustee, since 1983, council member, since 1985, president 1989-1993. Director SAFTO, 1979, chairman, 1985-1988.
Honorary treasurer African Children's Feeding Scheme, since 1981. Board governors Urban Foundation (now National Business Initiative), 1985-1995. Vice president Institute Directors Southern Africa, since 1993.
Chairman Natal University Development Foundation, since 1994. Chairman Carl and Emily Fuchs Foundation. Trustee Project South African Trust, Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, Colleges of Medical Foundation.
Chairman President's Award for Youth Empowerment Trust, Duke of Edinburgh's South African Foundation. Member Whites (London), Rand Club (Johannesburg), Wanderers Club, Durban Club.
Married Margaret Brokensha, 1964. 5 children.