Our Management


Etienne Erasmus - Managing Director

 B Agric. Admin

“South Africa has 60% less available water than the world average. Sustainable agriculture and the efficient use of our scarce water resources will be the only way to support the food demand of our growing population.”

Willem Smit - Sales Manager: South

“Keeping the irrigation landscape green requires some innovative thinking. The reuse of water and desalination plants will determine more potential growth, which is pivotal in securing mankind’s future.”

Michael Esmeraldo - Sales Manager: North

MSC Soil Science

“A modern approach is also about making more efficient use of our resources. We have to use water, fertiliser and other inputs efficiently to get optimal benefit per unit of input.”

Johan Visser - Southern SADC Regional Manager

QBE (Qualified by Experience)

“South Africa is a semi-desert and water is a very limited resource. We have to use it optimally to produce enough food for the growing population.”

Leon Horn - Business Development Manager

NHD Civil Engineering

“Drip irrigation gives us the opportunity to realise optimal crop production despite scarce resources. The secret is to apply the basic principles of drip irrigation, and it is our task to communicate this message to the market.”

Chris Malan - Agronomy Manager

MSc Soil Science

“Since irrigation water will become even scarcer and more expensive, I believe in achieving the highest efficiency in water-use.”

Willem Botha - Marketing Manager

BSc Agric Viticulture and Oenology

“Agriculture is one of the most important industries, if not the most important industry, to help with global food production. Drip irrigation and Netafim’s smart and precision irrigation solutions can truly help the world grow more with lessTM.”

Edward Hill - Operational, Logistics and Customer Service Manager

“A strong and sustainable agricultural sector is important to feed our constantly growing population. With precision irrigation, we treasure our ever-diminishing water resources, without compromising the needs of future generations.”

Joe le Roux - Production Manager

NHD Mechanical Engineering

“I believe that because we are investing in sustainable agriculture today, we will all have a better future tomorrow. We should all be working harder towards a healthy environment.”

Scott Edwards - IT Manager

CPIM (Certified Production & Inventory Management), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Engineer)

“Sustainable agriculture is an absolute necessity in the current world climate where food and water sources are diminishing.”

Bianka Brand - Human Resource Manager

BCom Honours Human Resource Management

“With the ever-growing population we need to look after our resources if we want to survive. People need to eat to exist and therefore we need to be smarter and more efficient with the way we use our resources.”

Hein van der Merwe - Finance Manager

BCompt, BCompt Hons, CTA, CA(SA), MCom (Financial & Risk Management)

“We have one planet with only so many natural resources. If we don’t start using these resources in a sustainable manner, there will be none left for future generations. Sustainable agriculture has a significant part to play in this equation.”