Alna co-founded BVPD in 1997 and has been leading the business successfully as Director ever since. Alna’s years of experience in labour relations, recruitment and ethical auditing has had a positive influence on the skillset of the rest of the team. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, travelling, 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.
As the other co-founder, leader and Director of the business, Magda 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.
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 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 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.
Lindi joined the team in 2017 as a Compliance Consultant responsible for ethical audits and Global G.A.P in the Wellington area. Her passion involves using her friendly and loving nature to make a difference in the lives of others. She enjoys life on the farm and spending quality time with her loved ones. Lindi’s vision for the agricultural industry is that people take the time to have empathy for and patience with one another.
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.
Elré is one of BVPD’s Compliance Consultants who looks after ethical audits, cellar safety, and IPW. She has a special appreciation for the products unique to the wine industry and enjoys sharing these with friends and family in front of the fire. Elré also loves her surroundings in the wine region of South Africa and the fact that she can easily visit beautiful wine farms situated close by. Her vision for the industry is that all role players live according to John 15:5: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
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