Team

Whether you are a grower, breeder, marketer or retailer TopFruit can assist you by effectively and efficiently optimising the success of your business with our passionate and experienced team.


Rob Meihuizen - Managing Director
Qualification: BSc Chemical Engineering UCT 1988.

Areas of responsibility: Managing Director.

Peter Allderman - Pome Fruit Manager
Qualification: B Sc (Agric) University of Stellenbosch 1985.

Areas of responsibility: Management of the Pome Fruit business unit which includes global sourcing of pome fruit varieties and evaluation, promotion and commercialization of all new varieties.

Stuart Amos - Plant Material Manager
Qualification: BTECH Horticulture, Unisa 2016.

Areas of responsibility: Management of quarantine, nucleus tunnel, foundation nursery and budwood.

Wayne August – Liaison Officer

Areas of responsibility: Cultivate a healthy working relationship with farm workers to ensure that all aspects of their personal and working environments are taken care of.

Rika Beukes – Systems Administrator

Areas of responsibility: Administration of TopFruit Systems including information technology support, data analysis and administrative support to the Pome Fruit business unit operational activities.

Etienne Duvenage - Financial Manager
Qualification: CA(SA), MBA(USB)

Areas of responsibility: Management of all financial and administration functions.

Tania Fourie – Marketing Administrator
Qualification: BA Communication (Media Studies & Journalism) University of the Free State 2011.

Areas of responsibility: Management of digital media campaigns and administration within the Marketing Unit.

Robyn Gerber - Business Unit Administrator
Qualification: Secretary/PA Certification, Kelly Greenoaks Secretarial College, 1996.
Certification, Creative Minds Computer Training, 2004.

Areas of responsibility: Administration of Table Grape business unit.

Corné Grundlingh - Pome Fruit Operations Manager

Areas of responsibility: Management of Pome Fruit varieties that have commercial potential or have been commercialised. Management of Pome Fruit licences and agreements.

Ben Janse van Vuuren - Maintenance Manager

Areas of responsibility: Maintenance of all farming operations.

Hendrien Janse van Vuuren - Plant Material Administrator

Areas of responsibility: Administration of Plant Material business unit.


Liza Matthews - Marketing Manager
Pink Lady® representative South Africa
Qualification: B-Tech Degree Management, Tecnikon SA 2001.
Post Graduate Diploma Management in Marketing, UCT 2016.

Areas of responsibility: Marketing of all TopFruit brands.

Tilis Moggee - Stone Fruit Manager
Qualification: Bsc Agricultural (Horticulture and Agricultural Economics) University of Stellenbosch, 1997.

Areas of responsibility: Management of the Stone Fruit business unit which includes global sourcing of stone fruit varieties and evaluation, promotion and commercialization of all new varieties.

Stephan Nel - Table Grape Technical Advisor
Qualification: Agricultural Higher Certificate, Elsenburg 2004.

Areas of responsibility: Technical support and grower liaison on all aspects relating to the growing protocols for table grapes within the business unit.

Jean-Pierre Schoeman - Market Development - Africa
Qualification: Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2018 Honours B.com Logistics Management, University of Johannesburg, 2006

Areas of responsibility: Responsible for the management and market development of all TopFruit varieties in strategic African countries.

Arnold Viljoen - Table Grape Manager
Qualification: MSc degree in Genetics, 1993.

Areas of responsibility: Management of the table grape business unit which includes viticulture and technical support.

Theresa Wilbers - Administrator
Qualification: Secretarial Certification, Worcester Kollege, 1993

Areas of responsibility: Receptionist, Administration of Stone Fruit, Blueberry and Kiwi Business Units.

Pieter Zietsman - Berry Manager
Qualification: Hons. BSc. Agric. Agricultural Economics, University of Stellenbosch 1990

Areas of responsibility: Management of the berry business unit including technical support.

Jannie Zuidmeer – Production Manager

Areas of responsibility: Management of all farming operations