Has been involved in Vocational Education and Training for the past 39 years, as a teacher and educator, lecturer, manager and head of a college. During this period he has been associated with a number of institutions ranging from a high school to former technical colleges such as Athlone, Protea and Cape College.
His management responsibilities started in 1988 when he was appointed as Divisional Head at Protea College. In subsequent years he was promoted to the position of Deputy and Senior Deputy Principal at the same institution, a position he held until February 1997. In March 1997, he took over the reigns as the rector of the former Cape College, one of the biggest and most progressive colleges, at the time, in the Western Cape - a position he held until the college was merged in September 2002. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer in the College of Cape Town, a position he has held since September 2003.
Mr Isaacs serves on the boards of a number of community and welfare organisations, such as Garden Cities, ASSET Trust, ACCESS Trust, Giants Gymnastics and Community Foundation Western Cape.
His academic background includes a Teacher's Diploma (Technical) and a National Higher Certificate for Technicians from the former Peninsula Technikon. He graduated with the BA and BEd degrees from UWC, Hons B-(B & A) and MBA from the University of Stellenbosch.
He takes a keen interest in sport and is a regular road runner. He is married with two children..