The PPECB board members are, at the back from the left, Dr Mono Mashaba, Mooketsa Ramasodi, Clive Garrett, Anton Kruger and Angelo Petersen. In the front are Arthur Shipalana, Jill Atwood-Palm, Khaya Katoo, Martli Slabber and Eurica Scholtz.

The Perishables Products Export Control Board (PPECB), South Africa’s official export certification agency for the perishable produce industry, has announced the appointment of its new board members for the three-year period effective from 1 December 2016.

Established in 1926, the PPECB has delivered valuable services to the perishable products industry for over 90 years by enhancing the credibility of South African export certificates and supporting the export competitiveness of South Africa’s perishable product industries. As a national public entity, the PPECB is constituted and mandated by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to perform cold-chain services along with inspection and food safety services.

The PPECB Board is structured in accordance with the Perishable Products Export Control Act, 1983 (Act 9 of 1983). In line with this, the Board is appointed by, and accountable to, the minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries and comprises of non-executive directors, representing industries in which the PPECB operates.

The Board welcomes six new members:

  • Khaya Katoo.
  • Arthur Shipalana.
  • Clive Garrett.
  • Anton Kruger.
  • Martli Slabber.
  • Mooketsa Ramasodi.

Reappointed members:

  • Angelo Petersen.
  • Dr Mono Mashaba.
  • Jill Atwood-Palm.
  • Eurica Scholtz.

Angelo Petersen was re-designated as chairperson of the Board, while Dr Mono Mashaba was re-designated as vice-chairperson. In addition, to discharge its duties more effectively, the PPECB Board has approved and delegated authority on specific matters to various committees, namely the Audit, Human Resources and Special Projects Committees.

“The new members bring a wealth of varied skills and diverse experience which include executive and stakeholder management, marketing, finance, agriculture, food safety and biosecurity. Their proven business leadership, as well as their extensive industry experience, will serve the PPECB and the industry well,” said Petersen.

“Furthermore, the previous Board provided a sound platform for the new Board to build from, which I believe has laid the foundations for a promising and successful tenure.”

“The PPECB’s strength has always been encapsulated in the diversity of its people and I believe the composition of the new board members exemplifies this. Their extensive and diverse experience will ensure that the PPECB remains abreast of developments across all sectors which it serves, and that decisions are made collaboratively and for the betterment of the industry as a whole,” said Lucien Jansen, chief executive officer of the PPECB. – Press release