BRUCE HENDERSON
Chief Executive Officer
BA, LLB, MBA

Bruce started his career with the group over 20 years ago as General Manager of Eswatini Fruit Canners and later became the Managing Director of the Eswatini business. Bruce led the acquisition of Rhodes Fruit Farms and the resultant establishment of Rhodes Food Group in 1999.

TIAAN SCHOOMBIE
Chief Financial Officer
B Compt (Hons), CA (SA)

Tiaan has been chief financial officer of the group for the past 18 years. Prior to joining the group , Tiaan spent nine years at Deemster Foods in financial management and then later as the General Manager of Deemster Foods. Tiaan joined Rhodes Food Group in 2001.

CON COSTARAS
Managing Director: Fresh Foods
BSocSc (Hons), BCom (Hons)

Con joined the Group in 2001 as the General Manager of the Fresh Foods division. Prior to joining the company, he gained valuable experience in fresh prepared foods through running his own Durban-based restaurant, in addition to careers Halls and First Lifestyle, and commercial head for prepared foods at Woolworths.

RICHARD PHILLIPS
Commercial Director
BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA

After completing his MBA, Richard moved to Dell Computers in the United States of America. He joined the group in 2003 to head the Rhodes Food Group’s international sales office. After six years in the General Manager position, he was seconded to the group’s canning operations in Eswatini. He moved back to the head office in 2010 to take up his current position.

JOB MPELE
Group Human Resources Director
BA (Law), LLM, MBL

Job has considerable human resources experience, having started his career in the legal profession and later moving into human resources and industrial relations. He was the human resources manager at the Eswatini operations before moving to the group’s head office in 2005.

PIETER HANEKOM
Managing Director: Long Life Foods
B Acc, BCompt (Hons), CA (SA)

After starting his career as an accountant with Distillers Corporation, Pieter spent several years at Pioneer Foods where he held various senior management positions. He was the managing director of Ceres Fruit Juices and later the executive responsible for the Ceres Beverage Company. He joined the group in 2015.

BERNADETTE LAKEY
Corporate Affairs Director
B Com, CA (SA)

Bernadette spent 15 years in financial management in the dairy industry. She joined the group in 2012 as a divisional financial managesr, and moved to Corporate Affairs when the group listed in 2014. In 2018, Bernadette was also appointed as the company secretary of Rhodes Food Group Holdings Limited.