DR YVONNE MUTHIEN
Independent Non-executive Chairperson

Yvonne is an experienced corporate executive and non-executive director. She is the chairperson of Bankserv and the Sasol Foundation, and a non-executive director of the SA Reserve Bank and Thebe Investment Corporation. Her past executive experience included senior roles at Coca-Cola Africa, MTN Group and Sanlam.

MARK BOWER
Independent Non-executive Director

Mark is a former partner with Deloitte and is a highly experienced retail and financial executive who spend 24 years with the Edcon Group where he has served as Deputy CEO, CFO and CE of group services. He is a non-executive director of Netcare Limited and Hollard.

THABO LEEUW
Independent Non-executive Director

Thabo is the CEO and co-founder of the Thesele Group. He is the non-executive chairperson of Hulamin and represents Thesele on the boards of portfolio companies Prudential Investment Managers, Elite Truck Hire and AEP Africa Energy. He was previously a global director at Cazenove and director of Cazenove SA.

ANDREW MAKENETE
Independent Non-executive Director

Andrew is the executive director of Talana Agricultural Investment Group. He serves as economic adviser to the African Farmers Association and is a board member of the Agricultural Research Council and Crookes Brothers SA. His previous positions include Chief Strategist of the Landbank and General Manager of agribusiness at ABSA Bank

BONGIWE NJOBE
Independent Non-executive Director

Bongiwe has extensive experience in agricultural policy practice, FMCG and sustainability strategy and management. She is head of social investing for the FirstRand Group. Bongiwe was appointed head of the Global Forum for Agricultural Research in 2017 and has served on the boards of FruitSA and Vumelana Advisory Fund.

CHAD SMART
Non-executive Director

Chad is the Co-founder and Chairman of Capitalworks with over 20 years experience in private equity investing. He serves on the boards of a number of portfolio companies of Capitalworks, including Petmin and Rosond Holdings.

GARTH WILLIS
Non-executive Director

Garth is a principal of Capitalworks private equity funds and has over 20 years’ experience in private equity investing and corporate finance. He has served on the boards of companies operating in a wide range of industries and also served on the executive committee of the South African Venture Capital Association.

BRUCE HENDERSON
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Bruce has been the CEO of Rhodes Food Group since 1999. He began his career with the Group at the Eswatini operations and led the acquisition of Rhodes Fruit Farms and resultant establishment of Rhodes Food Group.

TIAAN SCHOOMBIE
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Tiaan has been the CFO of Rhodes Food Group since 2000. Prior to joining the Group, Tiaan spent nine years at Deemster Foods in financial management and later as general manager of the operation.