After matriculating from Sastri College, Trix completed a B Comm (Accounting) degree at the University of Durban-Westville, majoring in Accounting and Business Economics. He joined SASA on graduation in 1981, and the rest, as they say is history. His first management position in SASA was that which was known as Financial Planning Manager, which provided him with the opportunity of learning the complex operations of the sugar industry partnerships. In 1995 he was promoted to head of the Industry Affairs Division, and he was promoted again in 1997 to the position of Finance Director. Trix has held the position of Executive Director since December 1998.
In 2007, Trix was honoured as the Kwa-Zulu Natal Agriculturist of the Year. During this career with SASA, Trix has undertaken the Management Control Systems Programme at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), and completed the UCT GSB Executive Management Programme. Trix has also been a participant in the world-renowned, international executive programme at Ashridge University in the United Kingdom.