On graduating with BA Honours in Sociology at the University of the North (University of Limpopo) Eric lectured in sociology at the same university for two years. In 1977 he started his career in the mining industry working for an Anglo American subsidiary – SA Coal Estates. Except for four years at Gensec Bank, Eric has been applying his talents in the mining industry – Gencor, Billiton and Xstrata.
He was a labour relations specialist in the early 80’s. Apart from practicing this discipline he obtained a Higher Diploma in Labour Law through Unisa. He then shifted his attention to the transformation of business strategies in line with South African reality. While focusing on this strategic direction he obtained a Masters in Management degree through Wits Business School and successfully participated in the Harvard Senior Executive Program.
Eric’s expertise is widely recognized, serving on the boards of various businesses as well non-profit organizations: Accentuat Limited; PSV Limited; Simulated Training Solutions; MTN Foundation.