BSc (Agric), B Com (Economics), B Com Honours (Industrial Psychology), M Com (Strategic Management) (cum laude), HED, and a Certificate in Transformation Leadership
Kobus served in several senior management positions prior to joining the Waitrose Foundation (Southern Africa) in 2013.
Registered CA (SA), B Com Management Accounting, B Com Accounting (Honours)
Laura worked at audit/advisory firms in the Cayman Islands and Amsterdam before she joined the Waitrose Foundation (Southern Africa) in February 2020.
BA (Social Work)
Hilda worked as a social worker in the Department of Social Development before joining the Waitrose Foundation in 2011.
BA (Psychology and English)
Raymond worked on youth development programmes across the Western Cape, in partnership with community-based organisations and joined the Foundation in 2011.
LLB, LLM, Diploma in Teaching, Certificate in Brain Based Coaching, Certificate in High Impact Leadership, Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis.
Emily joined the Foundation in February 2022 from United Exports where she worked as Manager: Transformation and Sustainability.
Higher Education Diploma
Eleanor followed a career in Education and taught at several High Schools prior to joining the Foundation in 2017 and is currently employed on a part-time contract.
Management Assistant Diploma
Timian joined the Foundation as an intern in 2019. After successfully completing his Management Assistant Diploma, Timian was permanently appointed in his current position in February 2023
Sir De Villiers Graaff (BT) is the CEO of De Grendel Estate and the independent Chairperson of the Board.
Stephanie Chafor is Head of Trading, Grocery and Frozen Foods at Waitrose and Non-Executive Director of the Board.
Dirk Oberholzer is the Chief Financial Officer of Mouton Citrus and Non-Executive Director Finance of the Waitrose Foundation (SA) Board.
Kobus Visagie is the CEO of Waitrose Foundation (SA) and Executive Director of the Board.
Wimpie Paulse is Group Human Resources Manager at Graaff Fruit (Pty) Ltd and Non-Executive Director of the Board.
Russell Crowe – Waitrose, Chairperson of the Steering Group
James Rowson – Prima Fruit, Deputy Chairperson of the Steering Group (Importers)
Stephanie Chafor – Waitrose Ltd
De Villiers Graaff – De Grendel (Chairperson of the WF-SA NPC Board)
Stephan Beukes – Dennegeur (Exporters)
Georgie Hewitt – Verdun (Growers)
Wilhelm Kahupi – Namibian Grape Company (Beneficiaries)
Thokozile Sehlangu – Westfalia (Beneficiaries)
Reana Rossouw – Next Generation (Independent)