For more information, contact:
CEO: Agricultural Business SA
Manager: Breedplan SA
Tel: +27 12 667 5258
I am an
accomplished Agricultural Production Specialist whom offers over 20
years of international experience in the management and supervision
of Agricultural programs and livestock value chains in both
developing and developed countries.
record for leading teams and providing technical inputs and training
to clients is world renown. I am invited to be a guest speaker at
least 5-6 times per annum at international congresses. I am a
recipient of one of Africa’s highest livestock industry awards for
my services to the Livestock Sector. I come from an agricultural
background and in my early career I was manager on one of Africa’s
largest mixed farming enterprises.
I am a
team player, have strong problem solving abilities, am determined,
reliable and passionate and have delivered against tight deadlines
in a sustained fashion over many years.
PhD Animal breeding and genetics University of New
England [UNE]; Australia
MSc Animal breeding and genetics; University of Edinburgh,
BSc Agric [Hon]; University of the Free State South Africa
2002 - present: International livestock value chain consultant;
Director of Agricultural Business South Africa Pty Ltd (AgriBSA)
Livestock value chain consultancy services provided to various
International NGO’s and companies including USAID, FAO, CNFA, AU-IBAR,
World Bank, ABRI
Business leads various teams to provide livestock registration and
recording services to over 2000 clients in Namibia, South Africa,
of the Southern African Stockman’s schools held at the Aldam resort
in South Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe and Windhoek in Namibia.
of the Livestock Registering Federation in Southern Africa
2001 Senior Scientist Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
1999 Scientist and PhD student Animal Genetics & Breeding Unit (AGBU),
1995 Junior Scientist Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU),
1994 Scientist Agricultural Research Council, South Africa (ARC)
1992 Junior Scientist. Department of Animal Breeding, University of
Assisted CNFA with the application for a USDA dairy proposal
as part of the Food for Progress Program in Cambodia.
Leading a team to implement feed efficiency testing in South
Africa and Namibia for industry partners (LRF).
Program for value added meat processing and co-product
development for the USAID AMD Project in Pakistan
Funded by the European Union and implemented by AU-IBAR. Developed a
handbook for the seven IGAD Member states on Animal
Recording (Nairobi Kenya).
Assisted to develop a new strategy for the Agricultural
Business Research Institute (ABRI) in Australia.
USAID funded program to develop an Animal Identification
system for Ethiopia.
the lead International consultant for IGAD-MS on Livestock
Identification and Traceability (Nairobi Kenya). Funded by World
a USAID funded Business Plan for the Meat Retail Sector in
2013 a USAID funded Breeding program
and business plan model for the cattle fattening farms (feedlot)
a USAID funded
Meat Value Chain Assessment of the Livestock Sector in
2012 A US
Special Envoy funded Cattle and Traceability program for
2012 a NEF
funded consultancy to develop projects for vegetable production
for communal farmers in South Africa
2014 – present Monthly articles in Media 24, Africa’s largest
agricultural weekly on the meat value chain (articles are available
in English and translated into Afrikaans)
General: Approximately 10-15 articles per annum in the wider
Agricultural media on livestock including Farmers Weekly, Stockfarm
and Breed Society Journals
Refereed Journal articles and symposia; 35
Regional Guidelines on Livestock Identification and Traceability (LITS)
in the IGAD region. Funded by the European Union
Beef Breeding in South Africa. Page 37-43. Published by the
Agricultural Research Council.
the South African Society of Animal Science (SASAS)
the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP)
Administrator of the World Brahman Association Technical Committee
board of the Simmental, Simbrah, Droughtmaster, Santa Gerturdis,
Brangus, Limousin, Braford, Wagyu and Brahman Societies in Southern
Administrator of the Livestock Registering Federation (LRF)
Member of the Red Meat Producers Association (RPO) of South Africa
Services to industry
Livestock Australia (MLA) Scholarship
American Scholarship award for MSc Study at Edinburgh University
Conceptualised and manage a sports and educational development
program for children from poor urban households.