Astral Foods
Non-Executive Directors

Theunis Eloff

Chairman Appointed to the board on 8 May 2007

Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee from October 2010. Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee from November 2011. Member of the Human Resources, Remuneration and Nominations Committee from June 2014. Chairman of the board from June 2014.

Served as minister of religion of a congregation in Pretoria since 1983. Completed doctorate in theological ethics. Left the ministry in 1989 and joined the Consultative Business Movement (CBM). Headed the Administration of Codesa and deputy director of the Transitional Executive Council before the 1994 elections. Served as CEO of National Business Initiative from 1995. Became Vice-Chancellor of his alma mater in 2002, and headed the merged North West University from 2004. Completed his second term at the NWU in May 2014.

Chairman of Die Dagbreek Trust and deputy chairman of the FW de Klerk Foundation. Past President of the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI).

Diederik J Fouche

(Independent non-executive director) M Comm, CA(SA), H Dip Tax Law, H Dip Business processing

Director of companies
Appointed to the board on 12 November 2015

Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee from November 2015.

Former head of PwC Southern Africa consumer industrial products and services industry practice (“CIPS”) for 17 years. Served as member of the PwC Southern Africa & Africa Board and was chairman of the Finance and Risk Committee. He also represented the firm on the PwC Europe, Middle East and Africa CIPS Committee.

He has extensive experience in the consumer industrial products and services industry and has engaged with clients, global experts and industry on various surveys, trends and strategic issues. He has provided clients with merger and acquisition transaction structuring and support. Also assisted clients with the issue of bonds listed in foreign markets as part of the PwC Global Capital Markets team.

He has been involved in the audits of major listed and multinational clients and the control of audits as the corporate engagement partner of companies with multi locations and foreign operations.


Saleh Mayet

(Independent non-executive director) Appointed to the board on 1 July 2019

A Chartered Accountant with over 35 years’ experience. After completing his articles in 1982, he joined Anglo American South Africa Limited (“AASA”) and over the next number of years gained experience in all aspects of financial reporting with ultimate responsibility for a significant number of both listed and unlisted subsidiaries in the AASA group.

Following Anglo American plc’s London listing in 1999, he fulfilled various roles within the finance division in Johannesburg and London and in January 2008 was promoted to the position of Head of Finance – AASA. He has extensive experience on a wide range of corporate activities and served on the boards of AASA and its strategic subsidiaries and trusts. He was also a member of various senior management committees tasked with strategy, driving value initiatives and engagement with key stakeholders. He retired from Anglo American in March 2019.

He is currently a Non-executive Director of Motus Holdings Limited where he chairs the audit and risk committee.

Willem Frederick Potgieter

(Independent non-executive director) Appointed to the board on 1 July 2019

: He is a qualified Civil Engineer specializing in infrastructure development and strategic management with more than 30 years’ experience in implementation and management of engineering and related developments through all stages of the project life cycle. Previous experience includes management of regulatory processes such as environmental authorisations, water rights and water use licenses, bulk services and infrastructure development plans.

His recent involvement includes infrastructure development for the newly established Sol Plaatje University and University of Mpumlanga.

He currently acts as a Director for Oubos-Grootrivier Nature Reserve (Pty) Limited.

Tshepo Monica Shabangu

(Independent non-executive director) BProc, LLB, LLM Appointed to the board on 1 July 2013

A legal professional with significant experience in managing the commercial and intellectual property portfolios of blue-chip companies. This includes the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements and advising local and international companies regarding the identification, protection, exploitation and management of intellectual property. Also has extensive experience in corporate governance.

Previously the Chairman of the Anglo Inyosi Coal Community Trust and a Director of Inyosi (Pty) Limited, the broad-based black empowerment partner of Anglo Coal Limited. Resigned from these positions in November 2011 and currently sits as trustee of one of Royal Bafokeng’s employee trusts. Past President of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law and a member of the Company Law Committee of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. Previously a member of the Ethics Committee of the Law Society of South Africa. Recently appointed by the Law Society of South Africa as a representative of South Africa at the International Bar Association (IBA).

Currently employed as a partner in the law firm Spoor & Fisher.