Board of Directors

Mark Neilson

mark-neilsonMark Neilson (54) is a qualified Food Technologist with 31 years experience in the General Foods, Meat, Beverage and Dairy industry.

His experience includes Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Product Management, Sales of ingredients from non-functional to functional ingredients.

He has spent many years in the Flavour industry as well as Spice Blending Industry and more recently Functional Modified Starch Industry.

Mark has held Positions such as Sales and Marketing Director in the Flavour Industry and Managing Executive of a Division of one of the largest Groups in SA focussing on Spices and Spice blends as well as representing a number of international Food Ingredient Principals.


Robert Scott

Rob Scott (46) is independent non-executive director, Chairman of Audit and Risk and the Chairman of the Business Development Committees. Rob has over 20 years of finance experience with the last ten years specifically focused in Africa within the mining industry and general investments. He has held executive and senior positions with a number of companies, as well as served on a number of public and private company boards. He has been involved in companies in South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, DRC, CAR, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Niger and Namibia amongst others. Rob has also previously been involved in hotels, agriculture, shipping, consumer products, and construction amongst many other industries.


David Lenigas

david-lenigasDavid Lenigas is an experienced executive and entrepreneur with a wide range of board experience in both public and private companies. He has an extensive knowledge of the African food manufacturing, processing and marketing sector having previously served as the Executive Chairman of Lonrho Plc and is currently the Executive Chairman of food logistics and marketing group AfriAg Global Plc.