Andries is trained as a chemical engineer. He started his career at the CSIR, with a focus on water and effluent management. He was introduced to systems thinking and system dynamics in the early 1990’s and found a calling as a system dynamics modeller. In 1994, he founded Dynamic Strategies (Pty) Ltd, a company focused on solving complex problems using system dynamics. In 2007 the whole team joined Toyota South Africa. Andries headed the team that designed, constructed and started up the new Toyota Parts Warehouse in Boksburg. Andries is currently Senior Manager BI and Production Administration.
Andries has an B.Eng(Chem), B.Eng(Hons)(Chem), MBA and PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pretoria. He also holds a Masters in the Management of Technology from MIT.
He is a keen bridge player and avid Meccano collector.