Conan obtained his BCom at the University of Port Elizabeth in 1986, and his honours early 1987.
After his national service, he joined the FMCG Industry and quickly moved up in the company to National Business Development Manager, based in Johannesburg.
In 1994 Conan started a Services Management Company, and because of his innovative philosophies, the business grew to provide business with security, cleaning, washroom hygiene and landscaping services.
In 1998 his business was listed on the JSE and further expanded to include security operations in the UK (2000 security personnel), waste management in Australia, CCTV and surveillance for Casinos in Las Vegas and South Africa, and he continued to grow his business in South Africa with more than 15 000 personnel locally.
In 2002, Conan de-listed and sold the company to a merchant bank. He undertook a year sabbatical travelling through Eastern Africa. Upon his return in 2003, Conan started planning his next service management company, starting trade again in 2005 with the purchase of two shelf companies – Sinuku Security Services (trading under the Vizual branch) and Zama Cleaning.
Both companies have shown great potential over the last 14 years of trading with more than 800 employees.