Justin graduated initially with a BSc in Physiology from the University of Cape Town but then changed careers to accountancy. After qualifying as a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants he worked in auditing for Ernst & Young in South Africa and the USA and for NatWest Markets in the UK.
Justin then taught business English in Japan for two and a half years, as the only non-Japanese in the team in Sapporo, northern Japan, where he passed the intermediate level of the Japanese language proficiency exam as well as continuing his interest in Japanese calligraphy and martial arts.
He then returned to South Africa and worked for Fedsure Asset Management and ING-Barings as an equity analyst. He has since worked in a variety of accounting, finance and tax consultancy roles and now runs his own consultancy, running workshops, presenting and writing annual and sustainability reports for a variety of leading South African companies. He is fluent in English and Afrikaans.