HJO (Wallis) Roux was born on 17 March 1972. He matriculated at DF Malan High School in 1990 and enrolled for legal studies through UNISA and Justice College, Pretoria.
He obtained the degree B.Iuris in 1993 cum laude and was the top student of Justice College for that year. He also captained the Justice College senior rugby side in 1993, playing centre.
He commenced a career as state prosecutor in 1994, during which time he enrolled for the LLB degree and completed it in 1996. In 1997 he joined the Cape Bar Association of Advocates and commenced practice as an advocate and continues to do so. During his time at the Bar he inter alia distinguished himself as an expert in the law of contract and has not only acted in disputes involving major commercial parties, but also advised sport unions and universities, their legal advisors and sport administrators, as well as sport stars and their agents and legal representatives.
In and during 2011 he was formally accredited as an agent by SARU and has since acted as such. He is most famous for representing the diminutive
Cheslyn Kolbe, the Stormers and Blitsbok sevens star, when he was still an obscure an unknown figure in South African rugby.
He also acted as a member of the University of Western Cape’s rugby management committee from 2012 to 2013.