Fred Robertson

Position: Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed to Board: 2009
Age: 62
Nationality: South African
Committees: Chairman of Social and Ethics Committee
Qualifications: Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy (UWC)

Other Directorships

Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited; Mareterram Limited; Sea Harvest Corporation Proprietary Limited; Remgro Limited; AON Re Africa Proprietary Limited; Old Mutual Emerging Markets Limited; Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited; Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited; Novus Holdings Limited; Swiss Re South Africa; House of Monatic Proprietary Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Robertson is executive chairman and co-founder of Brimstone Investment Corporation and is a leading figure in the South African business community. His trusteeships and patronages include: Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of the Western Cape Foundation; Interim Chairman of the Jakes Gerwel Foundation; Member of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology Entrepreneurship Advisory Board; Trustee of the Masisizane Fund; Patron to the South African Academy for Young Leaders; and Patron to the Youth Unemployment Peoples Project. He received the CNBC AFRICA All Africa Business Leadership Awards (AABLA) Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014. In 2016 Mr Robertson was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy by the University of the Western Cape and received the Kaapstad Sakekamer Die Burger Sakeleier 2016 Award.

Marshall Rapiya

Position: Non-executive, Lead Independent Director
Appointed to Board: 2016
Age: 64
Nationality: South African
Committees: Member of the Audit and Risk Committee; Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee; Member of Social and Ethics Committee
Qualifications: BA Economic Studies

Other Directorships

Old Mutual Emerging Markets Limited; Old Mutual Life Assurance Company of SA Limited


Brief Profile

Mr Rapiya has extensive experience in the insurance industry, having spearheaded the development of competitiveness in the insurance industry. Mr Rapiya served on the board of directors of Old Mutual (South Africa) Holdings Proprietary Limited (“OMSA”), from 1995 to 2015. Mr Rapiya managed various aspects of OMSA, including finances, customer-liaison, risk assessments and mitigations, daily operational procedures and staff and the organisational culture. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of OMSA in 2011 and served in this position until 2015. In 2015, Mr Rapiya was appointed as Deputy Chairman and is responsible for spearheading OMSA’s commitments towards achieving the aims of South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) viz. financial inclusion, SME/Enterprise development, job creation and infrastructure development; in partnership with like-minded external entities and relevant regulators as well as mentoring key senior executives of OMSA in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Wouter Andre Hanekom

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to Board: 2016
Age: 57
Nationality: South African
Committees: Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee; Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Qualifications: CA (SA)

Other Directorships

Quantum Foods Holdings Limited; Rooibos Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Hanekom has 30 years of experience in the FMCG and manufacturing industries. He joined Bokomo in 1988 as a financial manager after completing his articles at Theron van der Poel (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). He was later appointed as operational executive and in 1994 was appointed as chief executive officer of Bokomo. After the merger between Sasko and Bokomo, Mr Hanekom served as the executive responsible for Sasko Milling and Baking, after which he was appointed as chief executive officer of Pioneer Foods in 1999. During his tenure, the group successfully developed and incorporated a variety of other food and beverage categories, including household brands like Marmite, Bovril, Corn Flakes, Moir’s, Heinz, Ceres, Liqui-Fruit, Safari and many others within the Pioneer stable. Mr Hanekom retired as chief executive officer of Pioneer Foods in March 2013, having overseen its successful listing on the JSE in April 2008. He was appointed to the board of directors of Quantum Foods Holding Limited in October 2014 and was elected as the chairman in April 2015.

Louis Penzhorn

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to Board: 2009
Age: 70
Nationality: South African
Committees: Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee
Qualifications: B.Com. Econ, Acc. and Psych

Other Directorships

Vuna Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; SeaVuna Fishing Company Proprietary Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Penzhorn joined the Group in 1976 as General Manager: Marketing before being promoted to General Manager / Alternate Director. He was instrumental in building the local Sea Harvest brand through the 1980s and 1990s. Thereafter, Mr Penzhorn was appointed as MD in 1995. Mr Penzhorn has a BCom in Economics, Accounting and Industrial Psychology. Mr Penzhorn’s long history with the company has earned him a wealth of knowledge and experience. He was involved in the company’s listing on the JSE in the 1990s and its subsequent delisting. He was also a member of the international Groundfish Forum since its inception in 1996 until his retirement in 2006.

Iqbal Khan

Position: Non-Executive Director
Appointed to Board: 2016
Age: 52
Nationality: South African
Committees: Member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee; Member of Social and Ethics Committee
Qualifications: CA(SA)

Other Directorships

Cricket South Africa; Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited; Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited; Sea Harvest Corporation Proprietary Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Khan has over 25 years’ experience as a chartered accountant in key senior financial roles both at SAA and the Old Mutual Group to name a few. He is also a former partner in charge of IT assurance at Ernst & Young where he spent over 10 years from 1997 to 2007. Thereafter he joined Brimstone as a Managing Executive after having assisted them as an audit partner when Brimstone listed during his time at Ernst and Young. After some time Mr Khan left Brimstone and spent 2 years as Chief Operating Officer at Old Mutual Investment Group. Mr Khan has recently re-joined the Brimstone Investment Corporation team as the Chief Operating Officer, with direct responsibility for operating subsidiaries and playing a significant role in the business strategies of these which include their turnaround where necessary. In addition, Mr Khan has also served on the board of the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors for 5 years and headed up the Audit Committee of the University of Western Cape for 3 years.

Tiloshani Moodley

Position: Non-Executive Director (alternate)
Appointed to Board: 2014
Age: 42
Nationality: South African
Committees: Member (Alternate) of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee Member (Alternate) of the Social and Ethics Committee
Qualifications: LLB (UCT)

Other Directorships

Obsidian Health Propriety Limited


Brief Profile

Ms Moodley completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of the Western Cape in 1995 and 1997, respectively. Subsequent thereto she attended the School for Legal Practice at the University of Cape Town. She joined Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited in 2001. Her dedication and commitment resulted in her becoming Brimstone’s Compliance Officer in 2004 and in 2010 Ms Moodley was appointed as Brimstone’s Company Secretary and a member of the Executive team. She is responsible for the legal review of agreements and monitoring of Brimstone’s continued contractual obligations and group-wide governance and compliance. In 2014 Ms Moodley successfully completed the GIBS International Women’s Forum SA Strategic Leadership course. She also serves as the Company Secretary to Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited.

Felix Ratheb

Position: Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Joined Sea Harvest: 2003
Appointed: 2013
Age: 43
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: B.Sc. Hons. Elec. Eng. (Wits), MBA (UCT)

Other Directorships

Sea Harvest Corporation Proprietary Limited; Sea Harvest International Proprietary Limited; Mareterram Limited; Cape Harvest Foods Proprietary Limited; Vuna Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; Sea Vuna Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; Desert Diamond Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; Cape Haddie Proprietary Limited


Brief Profile

Mr Ratheb has more than 15 years of experience in the FMCG and fishing industries. He started his career as an International Trade Executive in the non-ferous metals industry for the company he founded in 1997. In 2003 he joined Sea Harvest as a Commercial Manager, was promoted to Group Sales & Marketing Director in 2006 and CEO in 2013. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995 and his MBA in 2000. Mr Ratheb serves as an independent trustee on the MSC Board of Trustees in the United Kingdom, where the MSC is the largest eco-labelling and sustainability program for fish stocks globally. He is also a Board Member of the Groundfish Forum headquartered in Canada, the largest whitefish conference globally.

Muhammad Brey

Position: Chief Investment Officer & Executive Director
Appointment: 2016
Joined Sea Harvest: 2016
Age: 38
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: CA (SA)

Other Directorships

Mareterram Limited (alternate); Sea Harvest International Proprietary Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Brey joined Sea Harvest in October 2016 as Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for driving the Company’s acquisition and growth strategy. Mr Brey is a qualified Chartered Accountant. After completing articles at KPMG, he joined the Corporate Finance division of Nedbank Capital where he implemented a number of mergers, acquisitions, listings and Black Economic Empowerment transactions. In 2009, he joined Brimstone as Managing Executive where his responsibilities included identifying, implementing and funding acquisitions, managing Brimstone’s investment portfolio and driving growth at portfolio companies. During this time he was the managing executive responsible for Brimstone’s investment in the Company.

John Paul de Freitas

Positions: CFO & Executive Director
Appointment: 2016
Age: 46
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: CA (SA)

Other Directorships

Sea Harvest Corporation (Proprietary) Limited; Sea Harvest International (Proprietary) Limited


Brief Profile

John Paul joined Sea Harvest as the Chief Financial Officer in March 2014, responsible for Finance, IT and Procurement. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and completed his articles at Mazaars. Prior to joining the Group, John Paul was Finance & Commercial Director of Bupa Health and Wellbeing, the UK’s largest private medical insurer. Before joining Bupa, John Paul held a number of senior roles at Aviva Plc, including Finance Director of the RAC, one of the UK’s largest roadside assistance businesses. John Paul has extensive international list company experience in the UK and currently serves as an Executive Director on the Sea Harvest Group and Sea Harvest International Boards.

David Lock

Position: Managing Director (Mareterram)
Appointment: 2015
Nationality: Australian
Qualifications: CA (Aus.)

Other Directorships

Cape Haddie Proprietary Limited (dormant).


Brief Profile

Mr Lock was appointed as Managing Director on 1 January 2016. He is a chartered accountant and joined the Craig Mostyn Group, a privately owned agribusiness company, in 1996. He was appointed CEO of the Group in 2004 and oversaw the growth each of the Craig Mostyn Group’s key divisions until he left in December 2015. He was appointed to the Board of Food Industry Association of WA in 2007, and chaired that body from 2008 to 2011. In 2012 he was appointed as Chairman of the WA Meat Industry Authority and in January 2014 was appointed as a Non-Executive director of the Water Corporation. In 2015, he was appointed to the Curtin Business School Advisory Council. In 2012, Mr Lock was recognised as the Australian Agribusiness Leader of the year and in 2013 was inducted as an Australian Export Hero by the Export Council of Australia. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kobus Maritz

Position: Managing Director (Vuna Fishing Company)
Appointment: 1987
Age: 54
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: CA (SA)

Other Directorships

Vuna Fishing Company (Proprietary) Limited; SeaVuna Fishing Company (Proprietary) Limited; Phambili Vuna Investments 2 (Proprietary) Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Maritz obtained an honours degree in accounting from the University of Stellenbosch in 1984 and completed his articles with PWC in 1986. He worked three years at SARS before joining the Sea Harvest Group at the Saldanha operation in 1987. He held various positions in the financial department and served on the Sea Harvest board of directors from 2001 to 2006 as Financial Director/Chief Financial Officer. He also served as director on the board of Marine Growers, a Sea Harvest subsidiary in the abalone aquaculture sector. In 2006 he was appointed to his current position as managing director of Vuna Fishing and SeaVuna Fishing, Sea Harvest’s Mossel Bay based joint venture in the hake trawl sector with Eastern Cape based black empowerment company, Phambili Vuna Investments. He is an executive director of Vuna Fishing and SeaVuna Fishing and a non-executive director of Phambili Vuna Investments 2 (Pty) Ltd. He has been actively involved with fisheries management in the hake trawl sector and has served on the South East Coast Inshore Fishing Association for the last 10 years in various positions, including chairman.

Nana Aston

Position: Group Company Secretary and Legal Adviser
Appointment: 2017
Age: 32
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: LLB (Unisa); Compliance Management Certificate (UCT); Company Secretarial and Governance Practice (CIS) (in progress).

Brief Profile

Nana was recently appointed as the Company Secretary of the Group. She has experience in risk management and advising on various regulatory frameworks, including the Companies Act, B-BBEE, POPI, the Consumer Protection Act and the King Code on Corporate Governance. She was previously employed in the capacities of Risk and Compliance Officer and Legal Officer.
Nana is in the process of completing her qualification with the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.