Jacques studied a BCom degree with majors in Accounting, Economics and Industrial Psychology.  He completed a doctorate in the field of psychology in 1996, and practised in various areas of psychology, specifically focusing on organisational behaviour.  Since 2001  he has primarily been involved in management consulting, inclusive of management development programmes in Africa with the University of Stellenbosch Executive Education Institution.  He also lectures on various MBA programmes on leadership, ethics and corporate governance.

In 2012 Jacques took up co-directorship of Assessmentworld.com, specialising in the development and distribution of psychometric, competency and performance appraisal software for corporates.  He also consults in these areas.