Born in Cape Town, raised in Johannesburg South Africa, Doug graduated with a BCom Legal degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, before backpacking out of South Africa with his new bride, Jennifer, in 1988.
He is a citizen of the world and has lived in the USA, Melbourne, Fiji, Sydney and Toronto, with nearly 20 years FMCG experience, and 12 years experience in Quick Serve Restaurants with Yum Brand’s KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell.
Doug and Jennifer returned to South Africa in 2012, where he was responsible for leading the iconic KFC brand in Sub Saharan Africa until mid-2018. At work, Doug’s team regarded him as an inspirational leader who showed up true to his values and beliefs.
Doug and Jennifer have three sons, who live in Australia. All three married to wonderful wives, all of whom they met somewhere on the family’s global travels. Doug and Jennifer are delighted to have daughters-in-law from Canada, the U.K, India, and an ever-growing family (which renders family photos out-of-date very quickly).
Doug left his corporate career at the age of 52, as he and Jennifer set out to establish a “Second Half”, as well as spend more time with their children and their growing families. Doug and Jennifer are Christians, and long for their lives to have eternal significance.
“Desire that your life count for something great! Long for your life to have eternal significance. Want this! Don’t coast through life without a passion.”
― John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life