Studied at RAU and obtained a BA LLB degree. Worked at Premier Group in the bakery industry. My first entry into agriculture was at Afgri (OTK) at Bethal as Regional Manager and I looked at the Commerce and John Deere agency during the period. Later, I was the General Manager of Afgri's trading branches as well as the Managing Director of the wholesaler business, Partrite, in Bethlehem. From there I went to Suidwes Landbou as General Manager and later was appointed the Chief Operational Officer. During my time there, the New Holland agency also reported to me.