Fred Robertson

Position: Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed to Board: 2009
Age: 62
Nationality: South African
Committees: Chairman of Social and Ethics Committee
Qualifications: Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy (UWC)

Other Directorships

Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited; Mareterram Limited; Sea Harvest Corporation Proprietary Limited; Remgro Limited; AON Re Africa Proprietary Limited; Old Mutual Emerging Markets Limited; Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited; Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited; Novus Holdings Limited; Swiss Re South Africa; House of Monatic Proprietary Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Robertson is executive chairman and co-founder of Brimstone Investment Corporation and is a leading figure in the South African business community. His trusteeships and patronages include: Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of the Western Cape Foundation; Interim Chairman of the Jakes Gerwel Foundation; Member of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology Entrepreneurship Advisory Board; Trustee of the Masisizane Fund; Patron to the South African Academy for Young Leaders; and Patron to the Youth Unemployment Peoples Project. He received the CNBC AFRICA All Africa Business Leadership Awards (AABLA) Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014. In 2016 Mr Robertson was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy by the University of the Western Cape and received the Kaapstad Sakekamer Die Burger Sakeleier 2016 Award.

Felix Ratheb

Position: Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Joined Sea Harvest: 2003
Appointed to Board: 2013
Age: 43
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: B.Sc. Hons. Elec. Eng. (Wits), MBA (UCT)

Other Directorships

Sea Harvest Corporation Proprietary Limited; Sea Harvest International Proprietary Limited; Mareterram Limited; Cape Harvest Foods Proprietary Limited; Vuna Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; Sea Vuna Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; Desert Diamond Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; Cape Haddie Proprietary Limited


Brief Profile

Mr Ratheb has more than 15 years of experience in the FMCG and fishing industries. He started his career as an International Trade Executive in the non-ferous metals industry for the company he founded in 1997. In 2003 he joined Sea Harvest as a Commercial Manager, was promoted to Group Sales & Marketing Director in 2006 and CEO in 2013. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995 and his MBA in 2000. Mr Ratheb serves as an independent trustee on the MSC Board of Trustees in the United Kingdom, where the MSC is the largest eco-labelling and sustainability program for fish stocks globally. He is also a Board Member of the Groundfish Forum headquartered in Canada, the largest whitefish conference globally.

Marshall Rapiya

Position: Non-executive, Lead Independent Director
Appointed to Board: 2016
Age: 64
Nationality: South African
Committees: Member of the Audit and Risk Committee; Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee; Member of Social and Ethics Committee
Qualifications: BA Economic Studies

Other Directorships

Old Mutual Emerging Markets Limited; Old Mutual Life Assurance Company of SA Limited


Brief Profile

Mr Rapiya has extensive experience in the insurance industry, having spearheaded the development of competitiveness in the insurance industry. Mr Rapiya served on the board of directors of Old Mutual (South Africa) Holdings Proprietary Limited (“OMSA”), from 1995 to 2015. Mr Rapiya managed various aspects of OMSA, including finances, customer-liaison, risk assessments and mitigations, daily operational procedures and staff and the organisational culture. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of OMSA in 2011 and served in this position until 2015. In 2015, Mr Rapiya was appointed as Deputy Chairman and is responsible for spearheading OMSA’s commitments towards achieving the aims of South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) viz. financial inclusion, SME/Enterprise development, job creation and infrastructure development; in partnership with like-minded external entities and relevant regulators as well as mentoring key senior executives of OMSA in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Wouter Andre Hanekom

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to Board: 2016
Age: 57
Nationality: South African
Committees: Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee; Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Qualifications: CA (SA)

Other Directorships

Quantum Foods Holdings Limited; Rooibos Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Hanekom has 30 years of experience in the FMCG and manufacturing industries. He joined Bokomo in 1988 as a financial manager after completing his articles at Theron van der Poel (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). He was later appointed as operational executive and in 1994 was appointed as chief executive officer of Bokomo. After the merger between Sasko and Bokomo, Mr Hanekom served as the executive responsible for Sasko Milling and Baking, after which he was appointed as chief executive officer of Pioneer Foods in 1999. During his tenure, the group successfully developed and incorporated a variety of other food and beverage categories, including household brands like Marmite, Bovril, Corn Flakes, Moir’s, Heinz, Ceres, Liqui-Fruit, Safari and many others within the Pioneer stable. Mr Hanekom retired as chief executive officer of Pioneer Foods in March 2013, having overseen its successful listing on the JSE in April 2008. He was appointed to the board of directors of Quantum Foods Holding Limited in October 2014 and was elected as the chairman in April 2015.

Iqbal Khan

Position: Non-Executive Director
Appointed to Board: 2016
Age: 52
Nationality: South African
Committees: Member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee; Member of Social and Ethics Committee
Qualifications: CA(SA)

Other Directorships

Cricket South Africa; Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited; Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited; Sea Harvest Corporation Proprietary Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Khan has over 25 years’ experience as a chartered accountant in key senior financial roles both at SAA and the Old Mutual Group to name a few. He is also a former partner in charge of IT assurance at Ernst & Young where he spent over 10 years from 1997 to 2007. Thereafter he joined Brimstone as a Managing Executive after having assisted them as an audit partner when Brimstone listed during his time at Ernst and Young. After some time Mr Khan left Brimstone and spent 2 years as Chief Operating Officer at Old Mutual Investment Group. Mr Khan has recently re-joined the Brimstone Investment Corporation team as the Chief Operating Officer, with direct responsibility for operating subsidiaries and playing a significant role in the business strategies of these which include their turnaround where necessary. In addition, Mr Khan has also served on the board of the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors for 5 years and headed up the Audit Committee of the University of Western Cape for 3 years.

Tiloshani Moodley

Position: Non-Executive Director (alternate)
Appointed to Board: 2014
Age: 42
Nationality: South African
Committees: Member (Alternate) of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee Member (Alternate) of the Social and Ethics Committee
Qualifications: LLB (UCT)

Other Directorships

Obsidian Health Propriety Limited


Brief Profile

Ms Moodley completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of the Western Cape in 1995 and 1997, respectively. Subsequent thereto she attended the School for Legal Practice at the University of Cape Town. She joined Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited in 2001. Her dedication and commitment resulted in her becoming Brimstone’s Compliance Officer in 2004 and in 2010 Ms Moodley was appointed as Brimstone’s Company Secretary and a member of the Executive team. She is responsible for the legal review of agreements and monitoring of Brimstone’s continued contractual obligations and group-wide governance and compliance. In 2014 Ms Moodley successfully completed the GIBS International Women’s Forum SA Strategic Leadership course. She also serves as the Company Secretary to Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited.

John Paul de Freitas

Positions: Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Joined Sea Harvest 2014
Appointed to Board: 2014
Age: 46
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: CA (SA)

Other Directorships

Sea Harvest Corporation Proprietary Limited; Sea Harvest International Proprietary Limited; Desert Diamond Fishing Company Proprietary Limited


Brief Profile

Mr De Freitas joined Sea Harvest as the Chief Financial Officer in March 2014, responsible for Finance, IT and Procurement. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and completed his articles at Mazars. Prior to joining the Group, Mr De Freitas was Finance & Commercial Director of Bupa Health and Wellbeing, the UK’s largest private medical insurer. Before joining Bupa, Mr De Freitas held a number of senior roles at Aviva Plc, including Finance Director of the RAC, one of the UK’s largest roadside assistance businesses. Mr De Freitas has extensive international listed company experience in the UK.

Muhammad Brey

Position: Chief Investment Officer & Executive Director
Appointed to Board: 2016
Joined Sea Harvest: 2016
Age: 38
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: CA (SA)

Other Directorships

Mareterram Limited (alternate); Sea Harvest International Proprietary Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Brey joined Sea Harvest in October 2016 as Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for driving the Company’s acquisition and growth strategy. Mr Brey is a qualified Chartered Accountant. After completing articles at KPMG, he joined the Corporate Finance division of Nedbank Capital where he implemented a number of mergers, acquisitions, listings and Black Economic Empowerment transactions. In 2009, he joined Brimstone as Managing Executive where his responsibilities included identifying, implementing and funding acquisitions, managing Brimstone’s investment portfolio and driving growth at portfolio companies. During this time he was the managing executive responsible for Brimstone’s investment in the Company.

Carol Kholeka Zama

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to Board: 2018
Age: 41
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: CA (SA)

Other Directorships

Trade and Investment Promotion (Wesgro).


Brief Profile

Ms. Zama has 25 years of experience in Finance, with a degree in B com Accounting from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits). In 2001 she completed a B Compt. Honours degree at UNISA while serving her articles at PWC. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004. In 2003, Ms. Zama joined Mondi as a Management Accountant before opting for private practice in 2005 where she served as an Associate Director focusing on Auditing. She joined Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife as a Chief Financial Officer in 2007, where after she accepted a position as Head of Internal Audit for two regions, as well as Finance Controller, at British American Tobacco South Africa. Ms. Zama joined Wesgro in 2016, where she currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director responsible for compiling financial results, human resources, information technology, risk and compliance.

Kari Ann Lagler

Position: Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to Board: 2018
Age: 48
Nationality: South African
Committees: Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee
Qualifications: CA (SA)

Other Directorships

Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited.


Brief Profile

Ms. Lagler has over 25 years of business experience, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT). In 1991, she completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Accounting at UCT and joined KPMG where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995. In 1996 Ms. Lagler obtained an Honours degree in Taxation and was appointed as a Tax Partner at KPMG in 1999. She moved to Old Mutual Corporate Tax in 2000 where she spent the next five years advising on a wide range of tax-related issues and in 2005 was appointed as General Manager of Old Mutual Corporate. In 2009 she took up independent consulting and is currently serving as an accountant member of the Western Cape Tax Court, as well as practicing as a tax practitioner and professional trustee.

Muhammad Brey

Position: Chief Investment Officer & Executive Director
Appointment: 2016
Joined Sea Harvest: 2016
Age: 38
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: CA (SA)

Other Directorships

Mareterram Limited (alternate); Sea Harvest International Proprietary Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Brey joined Sea Harvest in October 2016 as Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for driving the Company’s acquisition and growth strategy. Mr Brey is a qualified Chartered Accountant. After completing articles at KPMG, he joined the Corporate Finance division of Nedbank Capital where he implemented a number of mergers, acquisitions, listings and Black Economic Empowerment transactions. In 2009, he joined Brimstone as Managing Executive where his responsibilities included identifying, implementing and funding acquisitions, managing Brimstone’s investment portfolio and driving growth at portfolio companies. During this time he was the managing executive responsible for Brimstone’s investment in the Company.

Felix Ratheb

Position: Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Joined Sea Harvest: 2003
Appointed: 2013
Age: 43
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: B.Sc. Hons. Elec. Eng. (Wits), MBA (UCT)

Other Directorships

Sea Harvest Corporation Proprietary Limited; Sea Harvest International Proprietary Limited; Mareterram Limited; Cape Harvest Foods Proprietary Limited; Vuna Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; Sea Vuna Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; Desert Diamond Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; Cape Haddie Proprietary Limited


Brief Profile

Mr Ratheb has more than 15 years of experience in the FMCG and fishing industries. He started his career as an International Trade Executive in the non-ferous metals industry for the company he founded in 1997. In 2003 he joined Sea Harvest as a Commercial Manager, was promoted to Group Sales & Marketing Director in 2006 and CEO in 2013. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995 and his MBA in 2000. Mr Ratheb serves as an independent trustee on the MSC Board of Trustees in the United Kingdom, where the MSC is the largest eco-labelling and sustainability program for fish stocks globally. He is also a Board Member of the Groundfish Forum headquartered in Canada, the largest whitefish conference globally.

John Paul de Freitas

Positions: CFO & Executive Director
Appointment: 2016
Age: 46
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: CA (SA)

Other Directorships

Sea Harvest Corporation (Proprietary) Limited; Sea Harvest International (Proprietary) Limited


Brief Profile

John Paul joined Sea Harvest as the Chief Financial Officer in March 2014, responsible for Finance, IT and Procurement. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and completed his articles at Mazaars. Prior to joining the Group, John Paul was Finance & Commercial Director of Bupa Health and Wellbeing, the UK’s largest private medical insurer. Before joining Bupa, John Paul held a number of senior roles at Aviva Plc, including Finance Director of the RAC, one of the UK’s largest roadside assistance businesses. John Paul has extensive international list company experience in the UK and currently serves as an Executive Director on the Sea Harvest Group and Sea Harvest International Boards.

Terence Brown

Position: Group Operations Director
Appointment: 2014
Age: 41
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: Mechanical Engineering

Other Directorships

Vuna Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; SeaVuna Fishing Company Proprietary Limited; Sea Harvest Corporation Proprietary Limited.


Brief Profile

Mr Brown has over 18 years of experience in the local and international fishing industry. He was appointed as the Operations Director in September 2014 and is responsible for all land-based operations. Mr Brown was previously the Fleet Manager at Sea Harvest for 5 years and then moved to Oceana Group where he held various roles in fleet and production management. In addition to his roles in the South African fishing industry he was General Manager at Ireland Blyth Limited, a Mauritian conglomerate’s fishing company listed on the Mauritian stock exchange. Terrence currently serves as Chairman of the Sea Harvest Foundation and Sea Harvest Employee Trust and is as an Executive Director on the Sea Harvest Corporation Board and a Non-Executive Director of SeaVuna.

Konrad Geldenhuys

Position: Group Sales and Marketing Director
Appointment: 2009
Age: 47
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: MBA (UCT)

Other Directorships

Sea Harvest International Proprietary Limited; Cape Harvest Foods Proprietary Limited; Cape Haddie Proprietary Limited (dormant).


Brief Profile

Mr Geldenhuys joined Sea Harvest in January 2009 as Commercial Manager, responsible for managing and reporting on profitability across all sales channels as well as balancing production with market demand. In 2013, he was Managing Executive of Sea Harvest’s international business and shortly after was appointed as Group Sales & Marketing Executive responsible for managing sales across all domestic and international sales channels, as well as overseeing all facets of brand management and marketing. He has many years’ experience in sales management with broad international exposure.

Mary-Lou Harry

Position: Group Human Resources Director
Appointment: 2008
Age: 57
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: Nat. Diploma Human Resources; B.Comm. Hons

Other Directorships

Sea Harvest Corporation Proprietary Limited.


Brief Profile

Ms Harry joined Sea Harvest in 2008 as the Executive responsible for the Human Resources portfolio and is currently an Executive Director on the Sea Harvest Board. She has garnered extensive experience in all areas of Human Resources and has held several senior management and executive roles. Before moving into the fishing industry she worked in the Broadcasting and Engineering sectors. Ms Harry currently serves as Chairperson of the South African Fishing Employers Organisation (SAFIEO), is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Medical Aid for the Fishing Industry and is an Executive member of the Fishing Industry Bargaining Council.

Madoda Khumalo

Position: Strategic Services Executive
Appointment: 2013
Age: 30
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: B.Sc Hons (UCT); M.Sc (UCT)

Brief Profile

Mr Khumalo joined Sea Harvest in May, 2013 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. He completed his BSc (Hons) in Ocean Atmospheric Science and Environmental Management in 2009 at the University of Cape Town and holds a Master of Science from the University of Cape Town in 2012. He has extensive knowledge in marine science with seagoing research experience with various institutions such as the Department of Environmental Affairs, the University of Cape Town and the University of Miami. In October 2014 he became the Group Resource and Sustainability Manager and was promoted to Strategic Services Executive in October 2015 responsible for Fishing Rights; transformation; sustainability, and communications for the Group.

Russell Hall

Position: Fleet Executive
Appointment: 1992
Age: 50
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: Maritime Qualification; Nat Dipl. (Cost Management Accounting)

Brief Profile

Mr Hall joined Sea Harvest in 1992 responsible for the risk portfolio in the company’s Fleet Division. Prior to Sea Harvest he acquired extensive seagoing experience on merchant ships with Safmarine. Mr Hall was appointed the Fleet Executive in January 2014 responsible for the overall vessel management of the fleet and setting fishing strategy for the Group. With over 20 years’ experience at the Sea Harvest Group, Mr Hall has extensive knowledge in vessel acquisitions, production at-sea and project management.

James Clement

Position: CEO of Mareterram
Appointment: 2017
Age: 41
Nationality: Australian
Qualifications: MBA, BSc. in Aquaculture and Seafood Science, Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness

Brief Profile

Mr Clement has worked in the commercial fishing sector for more than five years. He was the General Manager of Focus Fisheries before joining Mareterram Limited in 2015. He is also a director of the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council. He has more than a decade of experience in finance and investment and holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Seafood Science, a Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Gerrit Nortje

Position: Corporate Finance Executive
Appointment: 2002
Age: 47
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: CA (SA); ACMA

Brief Profile

Mr Nortje has 25 years of experience in the FMCG and manufacturing industries with the last 15 years being with Sea Harvest. He has held various positions within the finance function, including heading up IT and procurement. His current role as Corporate Finance Executive focuses on strategic projects aimed at both organic and inorganic growth opportunities. He has a Bachelors in Commerce Degree in Accounting and an Honours Degree in Management Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch, as well as an Honours Degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa. Mr Nortje is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and Associate Chartered Management Accountant. He completed his articles at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Nana Aston

Position: Group Company Secretary and Legal Adviser
Appointment: 2017
Age: 32
Nationality: South African
Qualifications: LLB (Unisa); Compliance Management Certificate (UCT); Company Secretarial and Governance Practice (CIS).

Other Directorships

Sea Harvest Foundation NPC


Brief Profile

Ms. Aston has 12 years of experience as a legal practitioner, with a degree in law from the University of South Africa. In 2016, she completed a Compliance Management qualification at UCT. Before her appointment as the Company Secretary of the Group, she joined Pearson in 2013 where she served as a Compliance and Risk Officer, specialising in risk management and advising on various regulatory frameworks. She has a Company Secretarial and Governance qualification from the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (CIS).