Astral Foods
Corporate Services

Maryna Eloff (65)

Group Company Secretary Appointed: June 2005

Has extensive experience in administration and company secretarial practice in numerous companies in the stockbroking, banking, information technology and mining industries. Director of a number of gold mining companies from 1997 to 2003. Currently responsible for the company secretarial and legal function of the Astral group, management member of the group’s provident funds and member of the group corporate risk management committee.

Braam Spies (61)

Credit Executive Appointed: September 2004

Career started at Barclays Bank in 1977 as teller and progressed to Manager through the ranks at various banks and left the banking world 21 years later. Joined Genfoods in 1998 as Credit Manager and started with Astral group in 2004 as Regional Credit Manager, Feed division and was subsequently appointed as Credit Executive for the Astral group in November 2011.

Willem Stander (61)

Procurement Executive: Feed division Appointed: February 2001

Obtained a BSc. Agric (Hons) from the University of Pretoria in 1982. Joined Meadow Feeds in the Raw Material Department at the Tiger Brands Head Office in Braamfontein. Moved to Meadow Paarl in 1984 as a Nutritionist and promoted to Marketing Manager in 1989 and to Raw Material Director in 1995. Appointed as Procurement Executive for the Feed division in 1999.

Evert Potgieter (48)

Director: Risk Management Appointed as a director of Astral Operations Limited in December 2015

After the completion of his B.Compt. degree and articles and a two-year period as an audit manager at an auditing firm, joined the Altron Group in 1997 in the internal audit department. During his time at Altron obtained his Certified Internal Audit certification and was promoted to deputy internal audit manager, a position he held for five years before joining the Astral group in 2006 as internal audit manager. Current responsibilities include internal audit, risk, insurance and information technology for the Astral group.

Gideon Jordaan (46)

Human Resources Executive Appointed: 1 August 2019

Joined Astral as Human Resources Executive on 1 August 2019. He holds a B.Com (Honours) degree in human resource management and organisational development, completed his masters assessor training with City & Guilds and is a register Insights® Discovery practitioner. Prior to joining Astral, he held several human resources and operating executive roles within national and international companies, focused at delivering human capital and organisational development aspects.

Leonie Marupen (47)

Assistant Company Secretary Appointed: 1 August 2019

Started her career as Assistant Company Secretary at DRDGOLD in 2001 .Has experience in company secretarial and corporate governance. After 18 years with DRDGOLD she joined Astral on 1 August 2019.