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 1 December 2016.
The Board welcomes six new members, namely Khaya Katoo, Arthur Shipalana, Clive Garrett, Anton Kruger, Martli Slabber and Mooketsa Ramasodi, who join Angelo Petersen, Dr Mono Mashaba, Jill Atwood-Palm and Eurica Scholtz who were reappointed for an additional tenure.
Furthermore, Angelo Petersen was redesignated as the chairperson of the board while Dr Mono Mashaba was redesignated as vice-chairperson.
“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," said Petersen. "Their proven business leadership, as well as their extensive industry experience, will serve the PPECB and the industry well. 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.”
Established in 1926, the PPECB has delivered valuable services to the perishable products industry for over 90 years by enhancing the credibility of the South African export certificate 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.