Ferdi commenced his career by completing a National Diploma in Personnel Management at the Technicon Pretoria in 1988. He spent time in various corporates as a Human Resources/Industrial Relations Manager. He completed the Graduate
School of Business Executive Programme at The University of Cape Town in 1997 and obtained his Advanced Diploma in Labour Law at the Rand Afrikaans University in 2000.
He practised as a Labour Law consultant from 2002 and obtained his LLB in 2005 and was called to the Bar in 2008.
Ferdi joined the Group in September 2020 and specialises in employment law, dealing with all types of labour disputes at the domestic level, CCMA and Bargaining Councils and all associated litigation in the Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court and