- Master of Science (Mining Engineering), FAusIMM
- First Class Mine Managers Cert. of Competency (or equivalent) for Tasmania, PNG and WA.
- Dip. Frontline Management, Australian Institute of Management 2002
Carel commenced work in the mining industry in 1982 as a mining engineer.
Until 2004 Carel gained experience in a number of underground, open pit and mineral sand mines in Australia (Tasmania, WA) and Papua New Guinea. Experience gained includes a range of production, mine planning and project roles before rising to the level of Mine Manger in 2002. Since 2005 Carel has moved into roles involving mining feasibility assessments, first with BHP Billiton (Yakabindi and Mt Keith) and from 2007 with ORELOGY.