BCom (Hons) (Acc), CA (SA)
Thys graduated with a BCom (Hons) (Acc) from the University of Pretoria in 1973 and obtained his CA (SA) in 1974. He did his articles at one of the predecessor firms of PwC, joined Elliot Afrovan for three years as Financial Manager and then joined Ernst & Young as Audit Manager. Thys became a partner at Ernst & Young in 1982, starting the government consulting division in 1993 and was involved in that division until 1995.
He has been involved as a shareholder and Non-Executive Director of TBI since 1992 and became the Financial Director in 1996. Thys serves as Non-Executive Director on many of TBI and TBI Strategic Partners’ investee company boards, including listed investments.