Shane grew up in Limpopo, South Africa, in a small mining and agricultural town. Having always had a passion for numbers he spent a lot of time with the accounts personnel in the family owned business and even processed the accounting records from an early age.
Shane completed a BCompt Acc (Hons) degree from the University of Potchefstroom. This was followed by a Masters in Tax (MTax) from the University of South Africa and then a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Regent Business School.
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.
Director and Chair
Ivan is a qualified Chartered Accountant with previous work for Deloitte, in addition to previously serving as Chief Financial Officer of Marquis Macadamias and Marquis Marketing during his time living abroad in Brisbane, Australia.
Ivan works in the family’s farming business where he oversees the Marquis Macadamias Lows Creek factory as well as the financial aspects of the business.
Andrew has extensive background in the macadamia industry and as a grower himself having several farms around the Alstonville NSW region. Andrew is founder and operator of the successful ‘Avilla Farm’ – a natural skincare range featuring Australian macadamia oil as the key ingredient
Andrew has a Bachelor of Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.
Donald has over 30 years’ experience in the macadamia industry after developing several farms in the northern rivers of NSW and also the Bundaberg, Queensland region. Donald’s previous roles include Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for large public and private companies. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from Sydney University and MBA, Master of Commercial Law and PhD from Macquarie University.
Director AND Chair
Clayton has over 13 years experience in the macadamia sector having spent the past 13 years at Hinkler Park Plantation in Bundaberg, Queensland. During his career at Hinkler Park, Clayton has gained valuable knowledge and experience in all aspects of macadamia production including nursery management, farm development, orchard management and post-harvest handling. Clayton has a Degree in Agronomy.
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.
Peter’s previous roles include working for multinational telco provider, Alcatel this role took him into various European and Australia offices as a programmer and project manager. Peter has a rich family history of farming in NSW with his introduction into macadamia orchards in the late 1970s. Peter has a degree (Honours) in agriculture and assisted the Department of Agriculture with the wheat and oat breeding programmes in Temora NSW.
David Bryant is Managing Director of Rural Funds Management Limited (RFM), a company he established in 1997. RFM entities operate 736 hectares of mature macadamia orchards in the Bundaberg and Glasshouse Mountains regions of Queensland and are developing approximately 5,000 hectares of macadamia plantings in Maryborough, Bundaberg and along the Fitzroy River near Rockhampton.
David brings extensive experience to Marquis, gained through more than 26 years developing and operating macadamia, almond, cattle, cropping, poultry, viticulture and water assets across Australia.
Peter has been a passionate contributor and driver of the macadamia industry for over 24 years. From his home farm in Bundaberg, he has developed processes and innovations that have been used across the industry. Using this knowledge, Peter has also acquired, developed and subsequently sold additional large scale farms in the Bauple and Beerwah regions in Queensland.
Peter has been a current shareholder of Marquis Macadamias (formerly MPC Ltd and Pacific Gold) since 1998. He has also been the Chairman of Marquis Marketing and was a Director of Marquis Macadamias for 10 years, where he oversaw the integration and rebranding of MPC, Pacific Gold and MMI into the Marquis Group, which became the largest grower owned processor and marketer in Australia.
Justin joined Hinkler Park Plantations in 2017. Since being a part of the macadamia industry, he has gained knowledge and experience in farm development, orchard management, and sorting shed operations.
Justin has a degree in Landscape Architecture and is currently a director of Saratoga Holdings Pty Ltd.
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