Jaco Swart hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated with a Management Accountancy degree in 1999. After qualifying, he worked in the UK and South Africa. He also completed his Theology degree and PGCE in Higher Education.

Over the past 10 years, he helped facilitate and lectured in Bible schools in Southern and East Africa and Northern Europe. Jaco, along with his wife, Leanne, and their five children, joined OM in August 2020 as Director of Finance.