Herbert started his IT career by studying BSc Computer Science. He then worked as an IT Trainer in Cape Town, delivering courses for Microsoft and Cisco. Herbert moved from South Africa to the Netherlands in 2001, where he pursued his career as an IT Trainer. Herbert joined the yachting industry in 2005 when was employed as a Senior Engineer. During this period, he was involved in numerous new builds and refits at various shipyards and in charge of designing, commissioning and yacht technology support for the IT infrastructure of various super yachts. Herbert joined Bond TM in 2007.