Wootton joined the YILPORT Holding management team as CIO. He was born and educated in South Africa and has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering as well as an MBA. He started his career as a management consultant working for Andersen Consulting. He was then the IT Manager for SA Clothing and following that the IT Operations and later Executive Manager for IT at Transnet Port Terminals. He has been involved in the port industry specifically in terminal operations and automation systems for over 15 years.