Saturday

July 13, 2024

Board Of Directors

The Agri Eastern Cape Board of Directors is made of individuals that represent all aspects of the organisation.

The Agri Eastern Cape Board of Directors consists of the President and Deputy President of Agri Eastern Cape, as well as Elected members from all three chambers within the Organisation. These Board Members are appointed during the annual Agri Eastern Cape Congress.

The Agri Eastern Cape CEO also forms part of the Agri Eastern Cape Board of Directors as part of the duties of that role. A final Independent Director is nominated and appointed by the Board.

Four Directors are appointed by their peers from the Agri Eastern Cape General Affairs Chamber. These are farmers who represent the members of Agri Eastern Cape at a Council level. Four Directors are appointed from this chamber to ensure that the organisation remains focused on the needs of the Farmers and that the narrative is written for farmers by farmers.

One Director is appointed from the Commodity Chamber of Agri Eastern Cape by the members of that chamber. This is to ensure that commodity interests are represented on the Agri Eastern Cape Board.

One Director is appointed from the Corporate Chamber of Agri Eastern Cape by the members of that chamber. This is again done to ensure that a corporate perspective is considered by the BOD.

Finally, one Independent Director is appointed to the Agri Eastern Cape Board of Directors. This Director has no formal ties to the Organisation and provides a completely independent and unbiased view point on serious matters that affect Agri Eastern Cape and its members.

Agri Eastern Cape Board of Directors

Peter Cloete

President

Peter is a Merino farmer from Dordrecht with a family heritage of over 120 years of managing the Pine Grove Merino Stud. Peter was elected as the President of Agri Eastern Cape in 2021 and also serves in the Agri SA Provincial Chamber at a national level.

Eben Du Plessis

Deputy President

Eben is a Merino sheep and Angus cattle farmer in the Middelburg District. Eben was elected as Deputy President of Agri Eastern Cape in 2021 and is also the Chairman of the Communications Portfolio.

Brent McNamara

CEO

As the CEO of Agri Eastern Cape, Brent also forms part of the Board of Directors. In this role Brent will advise the Directors on the day to day operations of the organisation to ensure the BOD is well equipped to make decisions that will positively impact Agri Eastern Cape as an organisation.

Christo Venter

Director - General Affairs Chamber

Duncan Currie

Director - General Affairs Chamber

Duncan is a fifth generation farmer from Cathcart. Duncan is a sheep and cattle farmer that specialises in Merino Sheep and Dormer Sheep Stud. He also farms Angus X Hereford commercial cattle. Duncan is also the Chairman of the Trade and Economics Portfolio and the Vice chairman of the Rural Safety Portfolio.

Peter Neave

Director - General Affairs Chamber

Johan Wege

Director - General Affairs Chamber

Frik van Rooyen

Director - Commodity Chamber

Frik farms in the Kleinemonde area with stud Simbra cattle. He represent the board as chaiman of the commodities chamber and chairman of the RPO Eastern Cape.

Karel-Günther Jordaan

Director - Corporate Chamber

Karel-Günther is the Head of Business Banking for Standard Bank for the western half of the Eastern Cape. His main focus is Agribusiness and Business in the Non-Metro areas. He is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and has more than 20 years’ experience in the agricultural industry.

James Powell

Director - Independent