André Joubert grew up in Swellendam and matriculated at Paarl Gymnasium. He obtained a B.Agric. Admin- as well as an Honors degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Stellenbosch. After his studies he worked in both England and the Falklands Islands. Back in South Africa, he worked for 5 years respectively at FNB and ABSA as an Agricultural Economist , operating in the West Coast and the Overberg district. He is married to Sunette and is the proud father of a beautiful little girl, Milan and soon a boy, Adriaan. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, time with family and friends and of course a nice braai.