Chief Executive Officer
B Acc, BCompt (Hons), CA (SA)

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 and was appointed as deputy chief executive officer in July 2020. Pieter was appointed CEO on 1 October 2021.

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

Tiaan has been chief financial officer since joining the group in 2000. 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.

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

Con joined the Group in 2001 as the General Manager of the Fresh Foods division and appointed to his current position shortly thereafter in the same year. 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

Job previously held the dual positions of head of human resources and head of commercial for Coca-Cola in Eswatini. In 2003 he joined RFG Foods as human resources manager at the Eswatini operations and relocated to the group’s head office two years later. In 2010 Job was appointed as human resources director and was appointed to his current position in 2019.

Corporate Affairs Director
B Com, PGDA, 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 RFG Holdings Limited.

Divisional Managing Director – International
BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA

Richard worked for Dell Computers in the USA before joining RFG in 2003 as general manager of international sales. He was seconded to manage the group’s canning operations in Eswatini in 2009 and returned to South Africa in 2011 when he was appointed group commercial director. In 2019 Richard took a planned sabbatical and returned to RFG in April 2021 as divisional managing director responsible for the international business.

Operations Director: Long Life Food
M.Eng (mech) (cum laude)

Jacques started his career with Clover and then moved to Pioneer Foods where he held various senior positions. He was the executive responsible for operations at the Pioneer beverage and snacks factories. He joined RFG in 2015 as general manager of the juice factory in Wellington. He was appointed to his current position on 1 October 2021.

Group Human Resources Director
BA (Psych), HDE, B.Ed Psych, PMT (HPCSA), SMP

Norma has over 22 years experience as a human resources professional and is a registered psychometrist. She has held senior human resources management roles in the manufacturing, finance and engineering sectors. Norma was a divisional human resources manager for Sea Harvest Corporation before joining RFG in February 2023.