BCom (acc sciences) (University of Pretoria), BCom(acc)(hons) and CTA (University of KZN), CA(SA), MBA (UCT)
Appointed to the board in August 1974
Des joined the Assore Group in 1968 and was appointed Chairman and Managing Director in 1992. He was appointed Chairman of Assmang in 1999. Des is a fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA).