Magda Vorster

As CEO of the business, Magda co-founded BVPD in 1997. She oversees human resources management, ethical compliance, staff development, BEE compliance and health and safety. Her extensive expertise in the industry has contributed immensely to the long-term success of BVPD. She is passionate about her role in making a positive contribution to the agricultural sector by establishing a highly motivated and productive workforce that promotes ethical trade. This adds to her vision for the industry: to be acknowledged as a successful and sustainable sector in South Africa with healthy relationships throughout the value chain.

 

Alna van Antwerpen

Alna co-founded BVPD with Magda and has been leading the business successfully as Manager ever since. Alna’s years of experience in labour relations, recruitment, and ethical auditing have had a positive influence on the skillset of the rest of the team. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. Alna’s vision for the industry is that employers and employees together form an esteemed team to take on the challenges in agriculture and that BVPD plays a prominent role in this regard.

 

Jannike van Zyl

As Director of BVPD, Jannike manages the business’s Paperless system, marketing, labour relations, ethical audits and client relations. Her interests include travelling and experiencing new cultures, good food and wine, trail running and spending quality time with close friends and family. These passions combined with Jannike’s vibrant and positive energy perfectly align with the career she has built for herself and continues to pursue. She dreams of an agricultural sector that applies a more sustainable approach to farming and auditing compliance, and for employees to realise the many opportunities for growth available to those who are willing to go the extra mile.

Reynette Joubert

Reynette joined the business in 2008 and as Administrative Manager, she oversees the business’s employment equity and skills plans, as well as all monthly invoices and related administration. She has a passion for nature and is inherently organised – therefore the glue that holds it all together at  BVPD. Reynette believes that when you pursue happiness without fear, opportunities will present themselves in situations where you least expected it. She lives by the principle to trust in her Creator and herself, knowing that growth is then sure to follow.

Heleen Kriel

Heleen is BVPD’s Food Safety Consultant responsible for any food safety-related queries, providing Paperless system support, and developing required documentation. In her free time, Heleen loves to read, cook or do anything creative such as needlework and drawing. She enjoys the food safety aspect of her job and finds auditing very interesting, therefore her role as a consultant is a great combination of the two. Heleen envisions a future agricultural sector that is digitised with simplified auditing processes, to remain significant amongst competing for overseas markets.

Ancois-Mari Smit

Ancois’ role as Compliance Consultant involves ethical audits, Global G.A.P, and labour relations. She is a real people person and loves the fact that her job allows her to meet different and interesting individuals. Ancois also enjoys being creative and tries to accomplish at least one creative task each day. She believes that relationships are extremely important and her desire for the industry is that all role players value and prioritise communication and fostering relationships.

Tamsyn Michaels

Tamsyn joined BVPD as Administrative Assistant in March 2023 and assists on the Paperless system with regard to daily tasks. She loves that every day is different, new and exciting with its own challenges and that she continuously gets to learn something new. Being an effective help to clients and the BVPD team is rewarding and knowing that she contributes in her own way gives meaning to her work. Having worked as an admin assistant and logistics coordinator in the farming industry, Tamsyn has grown to love the agricultural sector and everything it has to offer.

Specialized Services

Maritsa Smith

Maritsa joined BVPD in September 2023 as a Recruitment Consultant. She is an Industrial Psychologist and her passion for people and the work environment has culminated into this career path. Maritsa has a fresh and positive outlook and strives to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace through placing the right candidates in the right roles. She is also registered to conduct psychometric assessments for recruitment, development and team building. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking and spending time with loved ones. Maritsa has worked across various industries, but the agricultural sector remains a favourite.

Andrew Mclean

Andrew is an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) professional with experience in stakeholder interaction, regulatory compliance management, delivery of innovative and practical EHS solutions, and the development, improvement, implementation, and maintenance of EHS management systems. He holds a Master of Technology Degree in Environmental Health and the knowledge he gained through the research conducted as part of his studies, has proven invaluable in allowing him to build a career in a variety of industries, including the agriculture sector. Andrew is results driven, detail orientated, and innovative with a keen interest in the circular economy, environmental sustainability, sustainable production principles, occupational EHS, as well as developing tailored environmental management systems.

Our Agents

Alexandra Marais

Robertson, Nuy Valley, Slanghoek,

Swellendam, Ceres

Robert Rabie

Stellenbosch, Hex Valley, Northern Cape,

Piketberg, Philadelphia, Ceres, Grabouw

Elinda van der Merwe

Grabouw, Villiersdorp, Vyeboom

 

Hannelie Coetzee

Stellenbosch, Tulbagh

 

Lindi Rossouw

Wellington, Paarl, Franschhoek, 

Malmesbury, Riebeek-Kasteel

Magdelle van Niekerk

Slanghoek, Rawsonville,

Worcester, De Doorns

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