From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List
1957 – 1966 – Apprentice with Clan Line, joined H Hogarth & Sons and during this period salied with Glens of Glasgow, Donaldsons and Lyles. Promoted Master with H Hogaraths in 1966.
1966 – 1974 joined S.A. Harbours and Railways as Chief Officer and later Master on a dredger based in East London.
Promoted to Harbour Pilot in 1971.
1975 went to Johannesburg and opened own business until joining Ellerman & Bucknall later that year as Sales Representative.
1976 Operations Supervisor and in 1978 Liner services Manager.
1981 joined Mitchell Cotts Maritime as their Commerical Manager and in 1982 National Sales and Marketing Manager.
1985 – 1988 moved to Durban as the Regional Director of Mitchell Cotts Freight.
In 1988 set up Safert Keeley Shipping as General Manager and in 1995 promoted Executive Director.
1998 Chairman/CEO and retired in 2001.
Thereafter joined Sturrock Shipping Durban as Regional Director.