Team

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DAAN DU PLESSIS

Director: FPD Seed and Development
Daan is the founder and director of FPD Seed &amp Development.
He studied BSc Agric at Tukkies and the University of Stellenbosch.
Daan loves to fly and in 2009 he received his wings and is now a qualified pilot. Whenever he can, he spends a weekend away at the farm on Piketberg or with friends and family in the Karoo.

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MORKEL HOFFMAN

Production Manager: Exports
Morkel has been with FPD since 2010, and is our Seed Production Manager, he manages the seed plantings of FPD. He also handles the exports of seed and fresh potatoes to African countries.
He studied B.Com Agricultural Economics (UOVS)
In his spare time Morkel enjoys a round of golf with his friends or hunting with his family.

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THEUNS JANSEN VAN RENSBURG

Marketing Manager
Theuns joined the FPD Group in 2007 and is in charge of the Marketing team. He handles all the multiplication and marketing of the different varieties.
Theuns studied B.Sc (Honn) Botany and Limnology.
He likes to spend his free time with his family, he also enjoys a bit of hunting with his friends.

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ANDELE HARRIS

Financial Manager
Andele is our Financial Manager and has been with the company since 2009.
She studied B.Comm, B Compt (honours) and Articles.
Andele enjoys the outdoors, she loves to 4×4 and water ski whenever possible. When she’s not away from home, she is in her garden. Andele is a abet gardener with a wide selection of Bonsai and Orchids.

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PAULINE JACOBS

Accountant
Pauline is the Accountant for the various companies, handling all the accounts since 2011.
She studied BSc International Honours Degree from CTI College.
Pauline loves reading, especially mystery novels. She spends every spare moment playing with her kids, building Lego, painting or building a fort under the dining room table.

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JEANINE VAN JAARSVELD

Logistics: Fresh Potatoes
Jeanine started at FPD in 2015. She handles all the transport for the FPD Group as well as the sales of Fresh Potatoes to local businesses.
Jeanine is passionate about agriculture and people. When she’s not outdoors spending time with her dogs or horses, you’ll find her in the company of good friends.

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MAHANDA BENCE

Invitro Imports
Mahanda handles our In Vitro and Mini Tuber imports and started with the FPD group in 2015.
She studied through UNISA to get her B.Bibl and BCS degrees.
She enjoys the outdoors and spends most weekends hiking somewhere in the Western Cape.

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HENDRIK VILJOEN

Sales Agent: Agrico & Meijer
Hendrik has been an independent contractor with the FPD group for some years, in 2016 he was employed fulltime as a Sales Agent.
He studied B Proc at UFS.
Hendrik is a positive guy who believes in the future of our land. In his spare time he likes to socialize with friends, go riding horses and do a bit of hunting.