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Corne Krige

Rugby de­mands brav­ery, tough­ness and self-be­lief; to be a leader on the field there­fore re­quires that you work harder and take more pain than ev­ery­one else – and that you can mo­ti­vate and in­spire your team. It’s a role that Corne Krige, South Africa’s Cap­tain Coura­geous, ex­celled in.

Corne’s name is sure to fea­ture in any con­ver­sa­tion about the leg­ends of Spring­bok rugby. His im­pact – felt in per­son by many op­pos­ing play­ers – did not end when he hung up his green and gold shirt for the last time. Rather, Corne trans­ferred the per­son­al­ity traits that proved so suc­cess­ful on the pitch to an ac­com­plished busi­ness and me­dia ca­reer.

Now also the leader of a Melk­bosstrand fam­ily of five, Corne main­tains his fit­ness by tak­ing part in en­durance races. His 18 test caps as Spring­bok cap­tain speak vol­umes for his lead­er­ship abil­i­ties, and we are hon­oured that he will be speak­ing to us on the 6 Prin­ci­ples of Lead­er­ship.

Joop Colsen

Joop Colsen is the founder of the Colsen Group and has been an En­vi­ron­men­tal Spe­cial­ist for over 35 years, in­volved in in­ter­na­tional project man­age­ment, fea­si­bil­ity stud­ies, and tech­no­log­i­cal de­sign. He main­tains close ties with academia and in­dus­try part­ners and is in­volved in many col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­forts.

Joop has been in­stru­men­tal in the de­vel­op­ment of Poul AR tech­nol­ogy from its in­cep­tion through de­ploy­ment of the fin­ished prod­uct. He holds a Bach­e­lor of En­vi­ron­men­tal Tech­nol­ogy de­gree.

Jo­han Ja­cobs

Jo­han ob­tained a BSC in Mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy at the Univer­sity of Pre­to­ria in 2007, and while study­ing for his de­gree he gained valu­able work ex­pe­ri­ence as a stu­dent med­i­cal tech­nol­o­gist at Am­path Lab­o­ra­to­ries.

Af­ter univer­sity, he joined Delta­mune and worked in the Qual­ity Con­trol, Di­ag­nos­tic Re­search and De­vel­op­ment and Ve­teri­nary Di­ag­nos­tics de­part­ments, and ul­ti­mately in Food Safety.

For the past 3 years Jo­han has worked as a Tech­ni­cal Ad­vi­sor for food in­dus­try clients, fo­cus­ing on hy­giene and con­tam­i­na­tion con­trol within pro­duc­tion pro­cesses through ap­pli­ca­tion of HACCP prin­ci­ples. He also as­sists clients in mon­i­tor­ing pro­cesses through a Fssc2200-based ap­proach.

Leon Janse van Rens­burg

Leon holds a BSC in Viti­cul­ture and Oenol­ogy from the Univer­sity of Stel­len­bosch and a BSC Hon­ours de­gree in En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment from the Univer­sity of South Africa.

He is an En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­sul­tant with over four years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in En­vi­ron­men­tal Com­pli­ance Mon­i­tor­ing, En­vi­ron­men­tal Li­cens­ing and Au­dit­ing, and En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact Mit­i­ga­tion re­search. Leon’s ex­pe­ri­ence is fo­cused in the min­ing, agri­cul­tural and in­dus­trial sec­tors.

He has com­pleted en­vi­ron­men­tal projects in­clud­ing EIA’S and com­pli­ance au­dits, de­sign and im­ple­men­ta­tion of en­vi­ron­men­tal mon­i­tor­ing pro­grammes, waste classification and In­te­grated Waste Man­age­ment Plan­ning.

Leon’s pro­fes­sional in­ter­ests in­clude en­vi­ron­men­tal mon­i­tor­ing and au­dit­ing, busi­ness de­vel­op­ment and wildlife con­ser­va­tion.

Natasha Sny­man

Natasha Sny­man com­pleted her Mas­ters in An­i­mal Nu­tri­tion in 2005. She then joined a large feed com­pany as an Oper­a­tional Nutri­tion­ist. Dur­ing her time as a feed mill nutri­tion­ist she was re­spon­si­ble for multi-species feed for­mu­la­tion and qual­ity con­trol.

Natasha was then ap­pointed For­mu­la­tions Man­ager, re­spon­si­ble for co­or­di­nat­ing feed for­mu­la­tion and qual­ity con­trol at all the com­pany’s feed mills. Her out­stand­ing per­for­mance in this role saw her pro­moted to Tech­ni­cal Ex­ec­u­tive: Mono­gas­tric with re­spon­si­bil­ity for all tech­ni­cal as­pects of the feed com­pany’s mono­gas­tric feed. This in­cluded prod­uct de­vel­op­ment and on-farm prob­lem solv­ing.

Natasha is cur­rently re­spon­si­ble for tech­ni­cal sup­port for Novus through­out Africa, with a spe­cific fo­cus on or­ganic trace min­er­als and en­zymes.¡

Luuk Stooker

Luuk Stooker, DVM has been a Se­nior Prod­uct Man­ager Poul­try for Biochek B.V., a spe­cialised ve­teri­nary di­ag­nos­tics com­pany, since July 2016. He has global re­spon­si­bil­ity for the poul­try port­fo­lio, which rep­re­sents ap­prox­i­mately 90% of the to­tal turnover of the com­pany.

Prior to join­ing Biochek, Luuk worked for 6 years as a Poul­try Ve­teri­nary Man­ager for a global phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany through­out Europe, Africa and the Mid­dle East, draw­ing on the ex­pe­ri­ence he had gained as a poul­try vet­eri­nar­ian for one of the largest poul­try prac­tices in the Nether­lands.

Dr. Stooker earned his DVM from Utrecht Univer­sity in 2007.

Wal­ter Gwala

Wal­ter has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in both the broiler breeder and broiler sec­tors of the poul­try in­dus­try. As a qual­i­fied and gifted fa­cil­i­ta­tor and as­ses­sor with a pas­sion for shar­ing his knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence, Wal­ter was iden­ti­fied as a nat­u­ral trainer. He has been an in­te­gral part of the train­ing pro­grams at the KZN Poul­try In­sti­tute for the past three years.

Wal­ter has trav­elled ex­ten­sively both lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally in his quest to train and men­tor poul­try pro­duc­ers at all levels.

In early 2017, Wal­ter vis­ited At­lanta, Ge­or­gia as a del­e­gate in the Cochran Fel­low­ship’s Small­holder Poul­try Pro­ducer Pro­gramme. The itin­er­ary of­fered ex­cel­lent net­work­ing and learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, in­clud­ing vis­it­ing the In­ter­na­tional Poul­try Pro­duc­tion Expo (IPPE), Ge­or­gia Poul­try Lab­o­ra­tory net­work and at­tend­ing the UGA In­ter­na­tional Poul­try Pro­duc­tion short course.

Wandile Sihlobo

Wandile Sihlobo is an Agri­cul­tural Econ­o­mist and Head of Agribusi­ness re­search at the Agri­cul­tural Busi­ness Cham­ber (Ag­biz) in South Africa. He is a colum­nist for Busi­ness Day and Farm­ers Weekly mag­a­zine. Sihlobo has pre­vi­ously served as an econ­o­mist at Grain South Africa (Grain SA), where he was mainly re­spon­si­ble for macro­eco­nomics, grain mar­ket and in­ter­na­tional trade re­search. He also served as part of the sec­re­tar­iat of the AgriSec­tor Unity Fo­rum (ASUF) Land Re­form work­ing group. Sihlobo holds a Mas­ter of Sci­ence de­gree in Agri­cul­tural Eco­nom­ics from Stel­len­bosch Univer­sity.¡

Bernard Green

With a BSC in Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing be­hind him, Bernard be­gan work­ing in the poul­try in­dus­try in 1995 when he joined Rain­bow Farms as a project en­gi­neer. Af­ter a thor­ough ground­ing in all as­pects of the oper­a­tion, he be­gan to spe­cialise in poul­try ven­ti­la­tion.

By the end of 2007, Bernard was ready for a breath of fresh air and left Rain­bow to be­come an in­de­pen­dent spe­cial­ist ven­ti­la­tion con­sul­tant in the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket.

Along with a num­ber of in­de­pen­dent cus­tomers, Bernard also con­sulted for Avi­a­gen in Asia, the Mid­dle East, Africa, South Amer­ica, Europe and the UK.

Bernard’s value to Avi­a­gen was un­der­lined at the be­gin­ning of 2016 when they re­cruited him to be their Asia re­gion ven­ti­la­tion spe­cial­ist, and his knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence is still sought af­ter by the com­pany’s other re­gions.

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