Johan is a retired civil engineer from South Africa. His career started in 1971 and he retired in 2013. The last 23 years of his career he specialised in the empowerment of disadvantaged communities through training and infrastructure provision and maintenance.
Johan was raised in the Dutch Reformed Church, joined a Reformed Baptist Church in the ‘90’s and HBC when he settled in Melbourne in 2014. Johan is widowed with three adult children and seven grandchildren.