We never dream of success, we work for it.

Our Executive

Tjaart Kruger

Chief Executive Officer

B.Com (Hons), CA(SA), PMD (Harvard)

Tjaart joined Premier in 2011 and has more than 30 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.

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, business intelligence, procurement and logistics functions at Premier.

Danie Simpson

Managing Executive Bakeries

N. Dip. Manufacturing Management, EDP

Danie joined Premier in 2012 after more than 25 years in bakery management at Tiger Brands. Danie leads Premier’s baking division consisting of 12 bakeries and 9 depots that deliver over 550 million loaves per year with a fleet of 800 vehicles spread across South Africa, Eswatini and Lesotho.

Gavin Campbell

Managing Executive Milling, Groceries & Africa


Gavin joined Premier in 2013 and has more than 25 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 for Central and West Africa. Previously Gavin worked for the Mars Corporation and Aspen Pharmaceuticals. Gavin leads the Milling (SA & Eswatini), Beverages, Confectionery and Mozambique businesses as well as Premier’s African strategy.

Arnouw van der Schyff

Group Sales Executive


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 and routes to market. Including formal, informal, wholesale, buy to use and Africa.

Siobhan O’Sullivan

Group Strategy, Marketing & HPC 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, Tiger Brands and Adcock Ingram. Siobhan leads the group strategy, marketing and innovation function, and the HPC SA & UK business.

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.