Dr Zondi spent 12 years working as senior Official in the National Department of Defence in South Africa. He joined the Department of Defence as Head of Defence Supply Chain Intergration, responsible for supply chain process design, logistics repositioning and material governance within the Department. He was later appointed Chief Defence Material responsible for armaments acquisition, industry support, research and development, technology management and oversight of procurement Agency.

Before joining Defence, Dr Zondi worked as an executive manager for PetroSA responsible for offshore support logistics operations. Before that he spent four years with Transnet in various positions, including Chief Operations Manager in Richards Bay Terminals, and National Capacity Planning Manager in the Transnet Port Operations Container Business.

Dr Zondi has more than 20 years Industry and public sector experience which prepared him to be at the helm of such auspicious entrepreneurial endeavour that SanDock Austral represents.