I graduated from the University of Cape Town and obtained my chartered accountant designation in 1974.
Before focusing on writing, I had a 40-year business career that included public accounting and auditing, business and share valuations, financial management, office productivity improvement consulting, and business ownership and management. My experience in these fields spans 6 countries on four continents and includes a vast range of industries and all sizes of enterprises from multinationals to small businesses.
I now live and write in Chester Basin, Nova Scotia.
I have the benefit of a supportive family. This includes my 96-year-old mother, my wife of 47 years who is an internationally recognized botanical artist, our daughter who is a highly regarded urogynecologist, her husband who is the CFO of a global leader in ESG, and their son and daughter— grandchildren as talented and smart as one could hope to meet.
When not at my desk writing, blogging, or working on my new books, I read, stay in touch with international rugby, encourage my wife’s botanical art, bird watch, kayak, and stop to talk whenever I see a Jack Russell terrier.