Peter du Plooy gained an MBA, his highest degree, from the University of Cape Town. He completed an IT programme at Harvard Business School in Boston, USA, and the GIBS International Executive Development programme, which included time at the Rotterdam Business School, Netherlands. He also attended a CIO Academy at Oxford Business School in the UK.
Du Plooy was awarded the Western Cape Computer Society CIO of the Year award in 2007 as well as he recently received the Visionary CIO for 2015 award from the IT Institute of Professionals South Africa. At Engen, he is responsible for IT service delivery across all operations within SA and sub-Saharan Africa, including those at retail sites, manufacturing plants, depots, regional offices and the head office in Cape Town.