Hendrik completed his undergraduate studies with physics as one of his majors. Like most physicists, he tries to find the inherent simplicity or leverage points in systems.
By directing activities to these leverage points the average employee and team become capable of delivering outstanding results. He has dedicated his career to enabling companies to achieve organisational renewal and breakthrough performance.
Apart from mining, Hendrik has extensive experience in manufacturing and construction and worked with industry leaders such as Sasol, Anglo American, John Holland, Qantas, CPB, Aurizon and Downer. He also worked in technical and operations roles at director level in medium-sized companies. Later in his career, he became a business coach and and applied principles from the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Complexity to turn businesses around. He has a keen eye for leadership and can identify the real challenges of a business and the business environment and then bring powerful solutions to the table. Many of these ideas are captured in his book titled “Drawing a new map: Doing the right things well through strategic learning and strategic alignment”.
He has lectured on complexity, production flow in mining, productivity and leadership, been interviewed by mining publications and published numerous articles. Hendrik has an MSc Polymer Science(Cum Laude), MBA (distinction) Heriot Watt University and Mantoc certification in TOC.