Bachelor of Public Administration (B.Admin Honours) – Fort Hare University, Masters in Tourism Administration (MTA) – George Washington University, United States.
Blacky has been involved in the tourism industry since 1985 and was the Director for the Americas of SA Tourism for six years. During this period he was based in New York and oversee North and South American operations. He was also Managing Director of Miami-based tour operator Karell Travel for four years. On returning to South Africa, Blacky joined American Express Foreign Exchange, a division of Tourvest Holdings as a Director of Sales, Marketing and HR. He was in this position for 4 year prior to joining 1time Holdings as a CEO from 2011 to 2013. Blacky was appointed as a member of Tourvest’s executive committee in July 2013 and is a long-standing board member of American Express Foreign Exchange in South Arica.