Werner was born in Johannesburg and spent his childhood in the northern suburbs of Cape Town and has been working in the Tourism & Hospitality industry for the last 12 years. He has experience in many sectors of the tourism/hospitality industry and started his career working in the marketing field for tour operators.
The semi-desert Karoo of South Africa has always been a passion for him and he fulfilled this dream by spending a couple years in the Tankwa Karoo by sharing this beauty with visitors and other adventure lovers. Werner also enjoys sport especially rugby & golf and combined his passion for sport by workinge in the hospitality and management department of a well-known Gary Player designed Golf Course
Werner has completed a Diploma in Tourism Management and is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Business Management (MBA). His immediate career plans are to make a success of his current position at the Lord Milner Hotel and to learn even more about the industry, as well as shaping his leadership to make a difference by uplifting his employees. The future plans are to stay in the Hospitality & Tourism industry of Southern Africa and looking at living his dream in making a positive difference in other areas of the African continent. Werner lives in Matjiesfontein, South Africa with his wife Rene’ and daughter Minke.