In 1971, he moved to Lusaka in Zambia to work for Anglo American Corporation Central Africa. From there he was transferred in 1973 to the Head Office of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa in Johannesburg. He spent most of his subsequent career in the Gold and Uranium Division, serving as its Chairman and CEO from 1990 to 1996. At the time it was the largest gold producer in the world. He was until recently Chairman of the Anglo American Chairman's Fund, which in a recent survey was rated the premier corporate social responsibility fund in South Africa.
South Africa's most highly regarded scenario planner and strategist, is an icon and model of mental litheness as he has been adeptly styled as the Foxy Futurist. An executive elite who was responsible for the setup of the scenario planning unit of Anglo American in the 1980's and operated as it CEO in the 1990s, has found a calling in developing unique and creative solutions to fit situations no longer defined in a box.
From discussing strategy in the 1980s with the then future president Nelson Mandela to becoming the renowned author of several best-selling books entrenched in bringing his new methodology to the people.
Dually known for his book, The Mind of a Fox, which indicated the terrorist attacks on US soil on September 11 (2001), he has given presentations globally and has become an ambassador of expert knowledge for South Africa.