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CEO, MD, Group Project Manager (Project and Manufacturing)

Ref: 982704

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: National Diploma Industrial Engineering, B Com Business Economics, AMP,
Other Formal Qualification: B Com, Advance Managment Program, Logistics Diploma,
Annual Package Range: ZAR: 951 000 - 1.1 mil, per annum.
Total years experience: 30 Years

Group Project Manager

Discipline: Project and Construction Engineering (National Diploma Industrial Engineering, B Com Business Economics, AMP)

Industry: Agriculture / Agricultural Engineering, Sport, Fabrication and Construction, Engineering, Automotive, Logistics, Defence

Years of experience range: More than 30 years.

Annual package range:  ZAR: 951 000 – 1.1 mil, per annum.

Gender: Male.

Ethnicity: Caucasian/White.

Nationality: South African.

Career Objectives: Interim Management roles in Industrialised Livestock Agriculture, Management Consulting, Manufacturing or Automotive.


  • Served on Board as Director.
  • Networking with all Governmental structures to ensure timeous completion of all IDC and relevant time lines. (Project included 15540 m2 of Abattoir, production facility, chillers and freezers, logistical facilities and administration building).
  • Restructuring of the Union to close down the EPWOS business, amalgamate all functions into one organisation and manage the union’s return to Super Rugby.
  • Restructure the organisation with all shareholders.
  • Turned business units into profitable businesses.
  • Serve on the PPECB (Parastatal) as the Minister of Agriculture’s nomination for the third term.
  • Awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Director General Department of Agriculture for achievements in BEE projects.
  • Introduced an export council (MESA) under management of SAMIC which led to major export success.
  • Represent the red meat and ostrich industries on the Agriculture Trade Forum where all trade negotiations are debated to establish mandates for trade negotiators.
  • Work closely with Ministers, senior officials and parastatals on industry matters.
  • Built strong synergistic relations with industry structures i.e. Agricultural Business.
  • Developed a personal and strong relationship with Department of Trade and Industry and National Department of Agriculture members. Elected as one of eight Executive Council members of the International Meat Secretariat representing 142 member countries.
  • Elected as Vice-President of the International Meat Secretariat, during 17th World Meat Congress in Cape Town.
  • Member of SADC Live Stock and Meat Forum (SALMF).
  • Leather Industry representative on DTI strategic Investment Group.
  • Represent the LEATHER INDUSTRY in South Africa.
  • Built strong relationships worldwide with hands-on approach.
  • High acceptance by commercial forums in SA.
  • Handled all press communication on behalf of the total industry. This included Radio, Television and Printed press national and international.

Previous roles: CEO, Group Managing Director, Contract Appointment as CEO of the FIA, Turnaround Consultant, Director, NON Executive Director, Group Project Manager, Logistics Manager, Operations Director , Logistics Manager, Head Production Planning and Control, Head operations Systems, Project Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Corporate Industrial Engineer

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English

Designation: General Manager, Projects

Highest qualification type: f. Degree

University: University of South Africa

Company size: ‘501 – 1000

Division: General and Operations Management

Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head

Highest Formal Qualification:  National Diploma Industrial Engineering, B Com Business Economics, AMP,

University in another country: University Pretoria

Other Formal Qualification: B Com, Advance Managment Program, Logistics Diploma,

Current / most recent job title? Group Project Manager

Primary purpose of current/most recent position: To successfully complete the flagship project in the RSA Meat and Livestock industry. Multi discipline and Multi Million Rand project.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose: On time and with in the budget,To integrate all the various technologies and services to ensure a efficient operation of 20000 sq meter of abattoirs, coolrooms and production fasility. Solar plants and Bio gas operation. Ensure all the statutary requirements are met and the new tar roads are complete to the City of Tshawne and Gautrans spesification. All was met 1/12/2017

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions: I am a very disciplined individual with a extremely highly level of resilience. My integrity is well respected by my seniors, colleagues and friends. I am a father and grandfather with high family values. I am married to a school teacher that started her school career with me in gr 1 at Thabazimbi. I keep a very healthy status and work out daily as time allows me. I am known to be respected by all people that I get in contact with. I believe that one should always do the right thing for the right reasons.

Ideal business title:  CEO, Managing Director, Project Manager, General Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position: To manage the bottom line,to oversee the entire structure and manage all the functions. Take the responsiblity to be the no 1 marketer for the company. take the responsibility for the outcome of a project that I manage

Skill area of competence: Project Management Man Management Networking Marketing Analytical skills Communication and presentations Very high level of resilience

Career summary: Automotive leather manufacturing- 15 years Arms manufacturing- 15 years Meat and Livestock- 15 years Fabrication and project management- 5 years  Financial industry 5 years Sport management 2 years Industrial engineering- 8 years

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?  Would like to turn a company around Complete a multi discipline project successful  To establish a new Company

What do you absolutely love doing? Get people to work as a team and ensure that all set goals are met. To network with all levels internally and externally interact in and with the company. Complex problems are my favorite human and technical.

Ideal company (culture and values): My experience in various industries equipped me to feel comfortable to enter companies that need restructuring, are ready to expand, that need urgent turnaround support, need market development and growth.

Motivation to move (please select): End of contract

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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