Grain SA appoints new CEO

Industry body Grain SA has appointed Dr Pieter Taljaard its new CEO. He will succeed Jannie de Villiers from 1 September. Grain SA says Taljaard brings a wealth of grain and farming economics expertise to this role, having served in a number of senior leadership positions over the past years.

He is currently the cereals and industrial crops market strategy lead at Bayer Crop Science. The appointment of a new CEO follows a thorough recruitment process that was undertaken by The Talent Connection and overseen by a special committee.

Grain SA chairperson Derek Mathews says it was crucial for the organisation to make the right appointment that can lead the organisation into the next era

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