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Environment

THE FOUR FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

Education & Skills Development

THE FOUR FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

Health & Well-being

THE FOUR FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

Economic Empowerment

THE FOUR FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

Environment

THE FOUR FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

Education & Skills Development

THE FOUR FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

Health & Well-being

THE FOUR FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

Economic Empowerment

THE FOUR FOCUS AREAS OF THE WAITROSE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has a broad rural social development focus but gives preference to sustainable initiatives with direct impact on the mission, vision and objectives of the Foundation.

Southern Africa Office

KOBUS VISAGIE

Chief Executive Officer

BSc (Agric), B Com (Economics), B Com Honours (Industrial Psychology), M Com (Strategic Management) (cum laude), HED, and a Certificate in Transformation Leadership

Kobus Visagie

Kobus served in several senior management positions prior to joining the Waitrose Foundation (Southern Africa) in 2013.

LAURA ABEL

Manager: Finance and Administration

Registered CA (SA), B Com Management Accounting, B Com Accounting (Honours)

Laura Abel

Laura worked at audit/advisory firms in the Cayman Islands and Amsterdam before she joined the Waitrose Foundation (Southern Africa) in February 2020.

HILDA LINKS

Manager: Education and Training Support

BA (Social Work)

Hilda Links

Hilda worked as a social worker in the Department of Social Development before joining the Waitrose Foundation in 2011.

RAYMOND ENGELBRECHT

Manager: Farm Support

BA (Psychology and English)

Raymond Engelbrecht

Raymond worked on youth development programmes across the Western Cape, in partnership with community-based organisations and joined the Foundation in 2011.

EMILY HENDRICKS

Manager: Exporter Liaison and Regional Manager (North)

LLB, LLM, Diploma in Teaching, Certificate in Brain Based Coaching, Certificate in High Impact Leadership, Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis.

Emily Hendricks

Emily joined the Foundation in February 2022 from United Exports where she worked as Manager: Transformation and Sustainability.

ELEANOR LOUW

Regional Coordinator (South)

Higher Education Diploma

Timian Goliath

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.

TIMIAN GOLIATH

Finance and Administration Officer

Management Assistant Diploma

Timian Goliath

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

ISHMAEL LUPAHLA

Manager: Monitoring and Evaluation

MPhil (Monitoring and Evaluation Methods), PGD (Monitoring and Evaluation Methods), BSc Local Governance Studies

ISHMAEL LUPAHLA

Ishmael worked in monitoring and evaluation roles within several South African NGOs prior to joining the Foundation in September 2023.

Avile Tsosane

Data Intern

Avile Tsosane

Avile volunteered as a YeBoneer in the Year Beyond programme from March to November 2022. She joined the Waitrose Foundation Team in August 2023.

The Board

SIR DE VILLIERS GRAAFF (BT)
– CHAIRMAN

De Villiers Graaff

Sir De Villiers Graaff (BT) is the CEO of De Grendel Estate and the independent Chairperson of the Board.

Stephanie Chafor
- Waitrose Ltd

Simon Moore

Stephanie Chafor is Head of Trading, Grocery and Frozen Foods at Waitrose and Non-Executive Director of the Board.

DIRK OBERHOLZER
– NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FINANCE

Dirk Oberholzer

Dirk Oberholzer is the Chief Financial Officer of Mouton Citrus and Non-Executive Director Finance of the Waitrose Foundation (SA) Board.

Kobus Visagie
- CEO

Kobus Visagie

Kobus Visagie is the CEO of Waitrose Foundation (SA) and Executive Director of the Board.

WIMPIE PAULSE
– NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Wimpie Paulse

Wimpie Paulse is Group Human Resources Manager at Graaff Fruit (Pty) Ltd and Non-Executive Director of the Board.

Waitrose Foundation Steering Group – Southern Africa

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)