Group managing director
Member of the risk and social and ethics committees
Appointed to the board: April 2006

Prior to his appointment as group managing director, Guy was a senior executive at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). During his time at the IDC he was extensively involved in project evaluation and implementation in the agricultural and food industries.


Independent non-executive director
Member of remuneration, social and ethics and nominations committees
Appointed to the board: July 2015

Richard was a practicing attorney before joining SA Breweries, where he served in a number of executive positions over many years. Richard has consulted to a number of leading companies and is founder and executive director of Altor Africa (Pty) Limited, which is engaged primarily in animal and human nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Independent non-executive chairman
Chairman of nominations committee
Member of the remuneration committee 
Appointed to the board: May 2013
Appointed chairman: August 2014

John worked for the Anglo American group and subsidiary company Mondi where he was CEO and deputy chairman until 2007. He is a past president of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and was previously co-chairman of the KZN Growth Coalition. John is currently Chairman of Bell Equipment Limited and is a non-executive director at Foskor.


Independent non-executive director
Chairman of audit committee 
Appointed to the board: May 2008

Trained at Deloitte and UAL Merchant Bank, Malcolm spent his working career as chief financial officer of Dimension Data. He currently runs his own private equity fund specialising in investment in the agricultural and food sectors.


Non-executive director
Member of risk committee 
Appointed to the board: July 2015

Tim has significant personal farming interests as well as serving as Managing Director of Ellingham Estate. Tim was previously manager of the Banana Growers Association of South Africa and is currently a member of several SA Cane Growers structures, as well as serving as a grower nominee on Illovo’s Sezela Mill management committee.


Independent non-executive director
Remuneration committee chairman
Social and ethics committee chairman
Member of the nominations committee
Appointed to the board: May 2011

Phumla is the founder and managing director of Lehumo Women’s Investment Holdings, a women-owned investment holding company. Prior to this she spent most of her career working for the Tongaat Hulett Group and Deloitte. Phumla is chairperson of the boards of the Tolcon Group and Gold Circle, and is a director of Spar.

She is chairperson of the Siyazisiza Trust, established to benefit rural women, and served as chairperson of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Council from 2011 to 2015.


Non-executive director
Member of risk committee
Appointed to the board: November 2012

Tim is Head of Agricultural Research for Silverstreet Capital. He has extensive experience in the management of large commercial farms in Africa, including the development of green-field sites and out-grower schemes.


Non-executive director
Appointed to the board: November 2012

Gary is chief investment officer of Silverstreet Capital, a London-based investment management business focused on the agricultural sector in Africa. He previously worked at Gartmore Investment and ABN AMRO, both based in London.


Group financial director
Member of risk and social and ethics committees
Joined the board: April 2016

Greg ran his own accounting practice prior to joining Nashua as financial director. He subsequently served as group financial executive at Africa Procurement Agencies (APA), a retail, wholesale and hospitality business trading throughout southern Africa. Greg joined Crookes Brothers in August 2015.


Independent non-executive director
Chairman of risk committee
Member of the audit and social and ethics committees
Appointed to the board: May 2011

Rodger is a non-executive director of the Institute of Natural Resources. He is a previous chairman of the South African Cane Growers Association and of the South African Sugar Association. Rodger has been integrally involved in sugar cane operations and policy at a senior level for more than three decades.