Chief Executive Officer

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.

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 2000.

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.

Commercial Director
BA (Law), LLM, MBL

Prior to joining Rhodes Food Group, Job held the dual positions of Head of Human Resources and Head of Commercial for Coca-Cola at the concentrate manufacturing facility in Eswatini, Swaziland. As Head of Commercial, Job was responsible for customer services, new product development and supply chain functions. In 2003 Job moved to Rhodes Food Group as the Human Resources Manager at the company’s Eswatini operations and two years after that, he relocated to the Rhodes Food Group Head Office in the Western Cape. In 2010 Job was appointed as Human Resources Director and in 2019 he was named the Group’s Commercial Director.

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.

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.

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 manager, 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.