Tex was born in Portugal, and soon after, his family relocated to Mozambique, where he went to school. In 1974 Tex relocated to South Africa.
In 1980 Tex became a fast-food Franchisee, resulting in him being an integral part of the establishment of the Milky Lane Franchise. In 1989 Tex embraced the restaurant industry, which resulted in the start of some well-loved restaurants (Vila do Mar, Viva Espana, Casa José). In 2008 Tex joined Lotters Pine as franchise Director and oversaw the rapid growth of the Lotters Pine Group.