The cornerstone South African Agri- business, BKB Ltd. (Incl. PaKHouse Brands) announced today that Mr. Geoff Kingwill (Murraysburg) has been appointed as Chairman of the Board. The outgoing Chairman, Chris Louw (Adelaide) retires after many years of dedicated service and highly valued leadership to the Group. Mr. Kingwill who joined the Board in 2014 held the position as Vice- Chairman and is a former Chairman of Cape Wools, the well-known South African wool industry body and also Chairs the International Wool Textile Organization Sustainability Working Group. He has extensive experience in the broader agricultural landscape which includes the areas of primary production, genetic improvement, value chain management, commodity marketing and industry organizational as well as business knowledge. Mr. Hansie Swart (Buffeljagsrivier) has been appointed Vice- Chairman of the Board.
“Our Board is comprised of experienced and well-respected leaders in the agricultural and business sectors who provide valuable strategic guidance to the Group. Continuity as well as strong and diverse representation on the Board is important to us. Our brand ethos has always been built on trust and industry knowledge which kept our business running seamlessly for more than a century. We pride ourselves on our relationship with clients and are committed to sustainable development in the broader sense of the word”, said Kingwill in an interview.