Obtained PhD (Eng) in 1995, focused on a minerals processing solution in the field of what later became known as "Industry 4.0".
After stints as Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and Industry Consultant, co-founded a company in 1998, that supplied productivity optimisation solution to the process industries
Exited from this business in 2011, and then became part of the Management of the buyer's Industrial Data Intelligence Business HQ in Chicago. Subsequently became GM of a new Digital Mine Business Unit that is today a global growth business for Mining Digital Transformation
Resigned from the corporate world in 2016 to again join the technology entrepreneurship space in SA. Now the CEO of Stone Three, an Industry 4.0 Solution Business for Productivity, Health and Safety