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

Areas of responsibility: Managing Director.

Peter Allderman - Pome Fruit Manager
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
Stuart Amos - Plant Material Manager
Qualification: BTECH Horticulture, Unisa 2016.

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

Mzamo August - Liaison officer
Mzamo August - Liaison officer
Qualification: N3 Business Studies: ACC/Admin

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.

Joshni Bartlett - Financial Coordinator
Joshni Bartlett - Financial Coordinator
Qualification: Bookkeeping short course, UCT 2016, Sage Pastel Partner Practitioner Course, 2020.

Areas of responsibility: Financial administration

Karin Bence - Marketing Administrator
Karin Bence - Marketing Administrator
Qualification: Certificate in Secretarial Studies & Public Relations, Rapid Results College 1992, Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant, Business Management Training Group (UK) 2015

Areas of responsibility: Business Liaison & Co-ordinator – International Pink Lady® Alliance and administration within the Marketing Unit.

Rika Beukes - Systems Administrator
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.

Melissa Brandt - Senior Financial Accountant
Melissa Brandt - Senior Financial Accountant
Qualification: BCompt Honours, Unisa, 2010

Areas of responsibility: Responsible for coordinating finance related activities within TopFruit departments as well as beyond company boundaries – with other organisations and companies related to the TopFruit business.

Hein Coetzee - Chief Operating Officer
Hein Coetzee - Chief Operating Officer
Qualification: MSC Agric (Horticulture), 1998, MBA, University of Stellenbosch, 2019.

Areas of responsibility: Chief Operating Officer

Etienne Duvenage - Financial Director
Etienne Duvenage - Financial Director
Qualification: CA(SA), MBA, University of Stellenbosch, 2018.

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

Roelof du Toit - Kiwifruit technical advisor
Roelof du Toit - Kiwifruit technical advisor
Qualification: B.Agric Horticulture, Elsenburg, 2015

Areas of responsibility: Technical support and grower liaison.

Thea Genis - Plant Improvement Officer
Thea Genis - Plant Improvement Officer
Qualification: BSc.Agric Horticulture & Genetics, University of Stellenbosch, 2017

Areas of responsibility: Manages all TopFruit plant material quality

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

Areas of responsibility: Administration of the operational tasks within the Pome Fruit Business Unit. This includes all aspects with regards to licensing and agreements of the commercial varieties. Liaising with growers and other relevant industry role-players.

Corné Grundlingh - Pome & Stone Fruit Operations Manager
Corné Grundlingh - Pome & Stone Fruit Operations Manager

Areas of responsibility: Management of the Pome & Stone Fruit commercial varieties including all aspects with regards to licensing and agreements of the commercial varieties, liaising with growers and industry role-players. Pink Lady® & JOYA® South Africa Management and Licensing Matters.

Ben Janse van Vuuren - Maintenance Manager
Ben Janse van Vuuren - Maintenance Manager

Areas of responsibility: Maintenance of all farming equipment.

Hendrien Janse van Vuuren - Plant Material Administrator
Hendrien Janse van Vuuren - Plant Material Administrator

Areas of responsibility: Administration of Plant Material business unit.

AJ Jansen van Vuuren - Table Grape Manager
AJ Jansen van Vuuren - Table Grape Manager
Qualification: B.Agric Horticulture, University of Stellenbosch, 2010. Project Management Diploma, USB, 2017. Accredited fertiliser advisor, Fertasa, 2016. Avcasa, 2016. B.Agric Honors, University of the Free State, 2018.

Areas of responsibility: Technical/viticultural support to growers, grower liaison with regards to table grape production protocols and all other technical aspects within the business unit.

Liza Matthews - Marketing Manager
Liza Matthews - Marketing Manager
Qualification: B-Tech Degree Management, Tecnikon SA, 2001. Post Graduate Diploma Management in Marketing, UCT, 2016.

Areas of responsibility: Marketing of all TopFruit brands.

Jason Minnaar - Pome & Stone Fruit Evaluator and Administrator
Jason Minnaar - Pome & Stone Fruit Evaluator and Administrator
Qualification: Diploma in Horticulture and Viticulture, Elsenburg, 2018.

Areas of responsibility: Pome & Stone Fruit Evaluator providing technical & administrative assistance to the Pome & Stone Fruit Business Unit. Administration of Pink Lady® quality inspections.

Tilis Moggee - Pome & Stone Fruit Technical Manager
Tilis Moggee - Pome & Stone Fruit Technical Manager
Qualification: Bsc Agric (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, technical support to growers, grower liaison with regards to pome&stone fruit production protocols, and all other technical aspects within the business unit.

Jean-Pierre Schoeman - Business Growth & Technology Officer
Jean-Pierre Schoeman - Business Growth & Technology Officer
Qualification: Honours B.com Logistics Management, University of Johannesburg, 2006, MBA, University of Stellenbosch, 2018

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

Stephani Stapelberg - Table Grape Operations Coordinator
Stephani Stapelberg - Table Grape Operations Coordinator
Qualification: BEng. Industrial Engineering, North West University, 2019

Areas of responsibility: Developing systems and procedures for optimal functioning of the grape department administration and recordkeeping of vine sales, hectare fees and production. Contract management of TopFruit grape varieties and support and implementation of the digital contract management system in the business unit. Management and coordination of the table grape business unit.

Altus Treurnicht - Berry Technical Manager
Altus Treurnicht - Berry Technical Manager
Qualification: BSc Agric Horticulture & Plant Pathology, Stellenbosch University 2016 AVCASA 2020

Areas of responsibility: Technical support to TopFruit Berry Growers

Arnold Viljoen - Specialist Viticulturist
Arnold Viljoen - Specialist Viticulturist
Qualification: MSc Genetics

Areas of responsibility: Specialist in Viticulture

Flippie VIljoen - Kiwifruit Manager
Flippie VIljoen - Kiwifruit Manager
Qualification: Hons BSc Agric, MBA, University of Stellenbosch

Areas of responsibility: Management of the kiwifruit business unit

Tania Viljoen - Marketing Assistant
Tania Viljoen - Marketing Assistant
Qualification: BA Communication (Media Studies & Journalism), University of the Free State, 2011, Social Media Marketing short course, UCT, 2018, Graphic Design short course, UCT, 2019.

Areas of responsibility: Responsible for Pink Lady® South Africa and management of digital media campaigns and administration within the Marketing Unit.

Theresa Wilbers - Administrator
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
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
Jannie Zuidmeer - Production Manager

Areas of responsibility: Management of all farming operations