Terry attended Wits University where he completed a BSc (Electrical Engineering) degree in 1977. After completing military service he joined ISCOR where was involved in design, project and maintenance work on HT and LT distribution systems, design and manufacture of equipment for testing electrical motors and commissioning work on variable speed drives.
In 1981 he joined the Chamber of Mines Research Organization. He was involved with the design, develop and manufacture of equipment for powering mechanized equipment in deep level gold mines. Projects included design, manufacture and testing of trailing cable, accelerated life testing of switchgear used in underground mines and development and testing of mobile distribution panels. In 1987, Terry was promoted to manager of the Engineering Branch.
In 1988 he co-founded TLC Software with two colleagues. The company’s objective was to develop and market custom engineering software solutions for the industrial markets. He has been involved in the design and development of numerous products including an electrical power quality recorder, engine protection systems, appliance control unit, portable instrumentation and the design of electronics for various medical applications.
Terry is a senior member of the SAIEE, member of the IEEE, and has authored several papers on various topics for local and international conferences and publications. He is a Green Star accredited professional with the Australian Green Building Council. Terry also has BComm and MBL degrees from the University of South Africa.