Henry grew up in Sasolburg / Heilbron area and matriculated at Vereeniging High School. His last formal education was his MDP at Stellenbosch University in 1994. He was in the glass and aluminium industry for several years before he switched to the agricultural sector in 2000 as Branch Manager at PTK in Potgietersrus. With the closure of PTK he moves to Afgri as Branch Manager Groblersdal and after that, Delmas. He moved from NTK in 2010 as Mechanisation manager to Dicla (an Importer of Agricultural Products) as national marketing manager. The city was not for them though, and in 2011 he joined SSK. Henry is married to Margriet and they have three children. 2 Girls: Juanry and Larochelle and a boy Francois.