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During the Agbiz annual general meeting (AGM) hosted virtually on Friday, the leadership team was re-elected unanimously. The position of chairperson was uncontested and Francois Strydom of Senwes will guide the leadership corps for another term. Sean Walsh of Kaap Agri was re-elected as first deputy chairperson and Dr Langa Simela of Absa as second deputy chairperson.

The following members were elected to represent the basic members on the Agbiz council:

  • Henk Agenbach of The Co-op.
  • André Uys of Acorn Agri.
  • Frans van Wyk of Agrifusion.
  • Jannie van Heerden of Farmwise.
  • Piet Smit of Komati Group.

At the Agbiz council meeting that followed the AGM, Koos Janse van Rensburg of VKB and Nico Groenewald of Standard Bank were also re-elected unanimously as additional members of the Agbiz steering committee.

The audit and risk committee members – Frans van Wyk of Agrifusion, André Uys of Acorn Agri and Stefan Oberholzer of OVK – will also continue serving on this committee another term.

Agbiz CEO, Dr John Purchase, said: “Given my retirement at the end of 2021, continuity in the leadership structures of Agbiz is important during the transitional period up to June 2022, when the next AGM will be held.”

For more information, contact Dr Purchase at 082 441 2308 or, or Karen Grobler at 082 774 7008 or – Press release, Agbiz

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