After qualifying as a Professional Technologist-Engineer, at the Technicon Witwatersrand (University of Johannesburg) in 1970, Colin started his career with Philips as a technician in the CCTV and Broadcast Video Division. He attained to the position of Divisional Sales Manager for the broadcast division.
In 1981, he joined Protea Technology as Divisional and Product Manager. This position was held until 1996 when he joined Inala Technology Investments as Managing Director of Broadcast Visions. During Inala Technologies (Pty) Ltd. BEE transaction, Colin became General Manager of Inala Broadcast a division of Inala Technologies (Pty) Ltd.