Independent Non-executive Chairperson

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

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 the Hollard Group.

Independent Non-executive Director

Thabo is the CEO and co-founder of the Thesele Group. He is the non-executive chairperson of Hulamin, non-executive chairperson of Vexila and independent chairperson of ICAS SA. He was previously a global director at Cazenove and director of Cazenove SA.

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. She is a non-executive director of Pan-African Capital Holdings and has served on the boards of FruitSA and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa.

Independent Non-executive Director

Selomane is the part owner and director of strategy of Titan Marketing and also currently serves as a non-executive director on the Phatsima Properties and Alpha South Africa boards. She previously served as an executive director for DraftFCB SA and Metropolitan Health Group Holdings and held independent non-executive director positions in Metboard Properties, Imperial Logistics, Voith Turbo SA and Integrated Ship Handling.

Non-executive Director

Chad co-founded Capitalworks in 2006. He has over 20 years experience in private equity investing and corporate finance. He serves on the boards of a number of portfolio companies of Capitalworks, including Petmin Holdings, Rosond Holdings and Reclamation Holdings.

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 serves on the boards of Minet Holdings Africa, Rosond Holdings, Douglas Green Bellingham and the Infrastructure Specialist Group.

Non-executive Director

Bruce spent over 20 years with the group, starting his career as general manager of the Eswatini operations. Bruce led the acquisition of Rhodes Fruit Farms and resultant establishment of Rhodes Food Group in 1999, and served as chief executive officer until his retirement on 30 September 2021. He was appointed as a non-executive director on 1 October 2021.

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Pieter joined RFG in 2015 from Pioneer Foods where he was the executive responsible for the Ceres Beverage Company. He led the group’s successful entry into the fruit juice market. He was appointed Managing Director: Long Life Foods in 2017 and promoted to Deputy CEO in July 2020.  Pieter succeeded Bruce Henderson as CEO on 1 October 2021.

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Tiaan has been the CFO of RFG Foods 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.