In a first for CropLife South Africa, the Annual General Meeting was seamlessly conducted on 18 May 2020 via teleconference. The meeting was opened by CropLife SA CEO, Rod Bell, after which Marius Boshoff, CropLife SA President, gave an overview of the progress made throughout the year based on the four strategic pillars defined by ExCo, namely stewardship; government liaison, legislation and regulatory compliance; communication, brand and image building; and education, training and skills development.
The meeting concluded by unveiling the newly elected Executive Council:
Antonie Delport (Syngenta), Chris Thompson (Laeveld Agrochem), David Wood (Farmers Agri-Care), Gerrit Badenhorst (Rolfes Agri), Henk van der Westhuizen (Philagro), Jan Botha (Arysta LifeScience), Kobus Meintjes (Corteva), Kobus Steenekamp (Bayer Crop Science), Marius Boshoff (Villa Crop Protection), Niel Kruger (InteliGro), Paul Roux (Avima), Quintin Cross (Nulandis), Rod Bell (CropLife South Africa).
The council convened a meeting the following day and elected Quintin Cross as first time President, and re-elected Kobus Meintjes as Vice-President of CropLife South Africa. Together they will form the directorship of the association, along with the Chief Executive Officer.
CropLife South Africa would like to thank all the outgoing council members for their dedication to the industry and the association over the past year, with a special mention to outgoing President, Marius Boshoff, who has served the association with commitment and enthusiasm over the past two years.
Congratulations to the newly elected members and best of luck as we work together to take the association and the industry forward.