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Marquis Macadamias Africa Board

We have been using our collective ingenuity to develop a world class approach to farm management and processing since 1983, and along the way we’ve become the world’s largest macadamia grower, processor and marketer. Our skilled and experienced Board and executives, along with our highly trained and passionate staff, are always available to provide support and advice for our growers and customers.

Board of Directors – Marquis Macadamias Africa

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Roelof van Rooyen

DIRECTOR
Ivan REV

Ivan Giuricich

DIRECTOR
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Luke Dunston

DIRECTOR
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Francois Vos

DIRECTOR

About Roelof van Rooyen

Roelof is a shareholder and Director of one of the largest commercial macadamia farming operations in South Africa. He has extensive knowledge within the industry having served on the boards of numerous macadamia processing facilities and macadamia farming operations over the past 11 years. Roelof and his families’ farming operations span across numerous growing regions within Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Roelof’s passion lies especially in the planning, design and implementation of Macadamia processing and marketing facilities. He successfully ran and more recently formed part of the design and implementation team of Global Macadamias, one of the largest processing facilities in the world, in which he is also a shareholder and Board member. Roelof has a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA.

Ivan Giuricich

About me

I was born and raised in South Africa where I qualified as a Chartered Accountant after completing my articles with Deloitte in 2015. I joined the family farming business soon after and was deeply involved in the processing side of the company during a phase of rapid expansion.  The opportunity to work in Australia presented itself late in 2019, and I moved over with my wife, Marcella, in April 2019.

When I am not at work

When I am not at work I enjoy spending downtime with my wife exploring what our new home has to offer.  You’ll find us trying out Brisbane’s favourite spots or heading out of the city to spend time with family and friends.  We love to travel, so we’re always up for the next adventure!

Why I work at Marquis

The macadamia industry is experiencing such exciting changes so there are enormous opportunities for both business and personal growth.  The company is uniquely placed to work with all levels of the value chain from the growers, to the processors, marketers and customers, so the company is more than a business, it’s personal!  Marquis has such an incredible team of dedicated staff so it’s a pleasure to head into the office every day.

Luke Dunstone

Luke is a second generation South African farmer and the Co-founder and Managing Director of Pegric Estates (Pty) Ltd and a Director of United Macadamia (Pty) Ltd.

After completing a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering, Luke returned to the family farm and over the last eight years has spearheaded the switch from a successful, local sugar cane operation to a fully fledged macadamia nut enterprise.

 

Luke has served on different  boards in the macadamia and agricultural industries. His passion remains in the development and expansion of the macadamia nut industry in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

About Francois Vos

Francois’s experience as CEO of AP Vos & Sons has given him the opportunity to successfully head up the macadamia and ginger divisions which exports globally around 1,000 tonnes per season. He is a fourth generation farmer and was the founder and Director of a large transport and logistics company.

Francois has studied Financial Information Systems at Cape Town University of Technology.