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Our Executive

Chief Executive Officer
Tjaart Kruger
Chief Executive Officer
B.Com (Hons), CA(SA), PMD (Harvard)

Tjaart joined Premier in 2011 and has more than 28 years of executive experience. Prior to joining Premier, Tjaart was the CEO of Afrox Ltd for 5 years and previously held executive positions with Tiger Brands in the pharmaceuticals and grains divisions as well as in Country Bird. Tjaart leads Premier’s intent to be a leading FMCG player in chosen geographies.
Chief Financial Officer
Kobus Gertenbach
Chief Financial Officer
M.Com, CA(SA)

Kobus joined Premier in 2011 with more than 20 years’ experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Premier, Kobus spent 6 years in the investment team at Brait and 7 years in restructuring, turnaround and consulting in the USA. Kobus leads the finance, IT, legal, procurement and business intelligence functions at Premier.
Managing Executive Bakeries
Danie Simpson
Managing Executive Bakeries
N. Dip. Manufacturing Management

Danie joined Premier in 2012 after more than 25 years in bakery management at Tiger Brands. Danie leads Premier’s baking division consisting of 16 bakeries and 10 depots that deliver over 500 million loaves per year with a fleet of 850 vehicles spread across South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.
Managing Executive Milling
Kobus Wiese
Managing Executive Milling
B.Com (Hons) Management Accounting

Kobus joined Premier in 1994 and has held various executive positions across milling, baking and corporate with four years consulting experience outside of Premier. Kobus leads Premier’s milling and logistics division consisting of 5 wheat mills, 2 maize mills, 14 depots and a distribution fleet of 300 vehicles spread across South Africa and Swaziland.
Managing Executive Groceries and Africa/International
Gavin Campbell
Managing Executive Groceries and Africa/International
IMM Dip, MBA

Gavin joined Premier in 2013 and has more than 23 years’ experience in the FMCG market. Prior to joining Premier, Gavin spent 12 years at Tiger Brands in the Grains business and more recently as a business development Executive in Central and West Africa. Previously Gavin worked for the Mars Corporation and Aspen Pharmaceuticals. Gavin leads the Grocery and HPC divisions in SA and the UK, as well as Premier’s African strategy.
Sales Executive
Arnouw van der Schyf
Sales Executive
B.Com

Arnouw joined Premier in 2001 and has 20 years’ experience in various customer and national sales positions in the FMCG industry with Premier and Tiger Brands. Arnouw leads the sales team across Premier’s various business units.
Group Marketing Executive
Siobhan O’Sullivan
Group Marketing Executive
B.Com, BusEcon (Hons), MBA

Siobhan joined Premier in 2013 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing in the FMCG industry. Prior to joining Premier, Siobhan held various marketing positions at Rainbow Farms, Tetra Pak and Tiger Brands and more recently held the position of commercial executive at Adcock Ingram. Siobhan leads the marketing function across Premier’s various business units, including innovation and R&D, including the corporate strategy and brand.
Human Resources Executive
Frans Germishuizen
Human Resources Executive
N.Dip. Chem. Eng, B.Com, MBL

Frans joined Premier in 2013 and has more than 30 years’ experience in various operational and executive capacities with National Chemical Products, PPC Cement and Plascon. Frans leads the human resources team across Premier’s various business units.