Rowan is a partner shareholder in #10. Rowan is married to Nicola and has two sons and a daughter who you will probably hear before you see on a game drive. Other than running around after his kids, he insists that golf and cooking are suitably aerobic exercises. The excitement of being at Jejane also gets his heart racing. He remains a committed South African sports fan, despite numerous disappointments.
Rowan, a qualified actuary, has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry. His career spans pension fund, asset management and corporate consulting with a number of the large financial services institutions
Tim trained as an accountant having studied at Wits doing a B. Acc part time whilst working for Arthur Young as an auditor serving articles. Upon completion moved for a brief stint of around eighteen months as an internal auditor for the Freight Services Group an Anglo American Company. Then progressed into banking and spent time in project finance and corporate banking for around three years. Left South Africa in 1991 for the UK.
Headed up a South African linked Company in the UK that distributed office electrics within the UK and Europe before branching off to set up a rival UK based business that manufactured and distributed a unique modular power system. Tim returned to S.A. in 2013 after licensing the technology to another UK manufacturer. Now receive royalties from this venture and have other interests in two property development businesses, one operating in Johannesburg and the other in Cape Town. Tim is now semi-retired.
Communications and Regulatory
Rod has been a shareholder on Jejane for 30+ years. Firstly, as a partner in #26 and then, after many years of dreaming and planning, the house on #32 was built.
Rods children grew up visiting Jejane, the early days spent sleeping in tents. Now the lucky third generation from South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, are experiencing the magic of Jejane,
Rod spent most of his professional life in construction and marketing in the glass industry, a good portion of which was traveling and working internationally - finally settling back in RSA and establishing a successful merchandising operation into the large retail stores.
2005 saw Rod and his partner Jude take a sabbatical from their life and work in Australia to market and manage four luxury Game Lodges in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Rhino capture, to notch ears and microchip horns was a large part of the marketing venture, bringing awareness to the plight of the Rhino to both South African and overseas visitors.
Rod is now happily retired, spending his time with family, playing golf and trying to spend as much time as possible on his beloved Jejane.
Security and Board Co-ordination
Pierre and Jane Hugo built #19 with Pierre’s brother André in 2000 after spending many years with his parents (André & Lucille) at #7 which was built in the early days of Jejane. Pierre’s love for the bush was nurtured in the Timbavati where his uncle (also Pierre) had farms.
Pierre is a vet and Jane a dietician. They farmed dairy cattle in the Magaliesburg for the early part of their marriage before the severe drought in 1984 “chased” them back to Hermanus where they had met and married 10 years earlier. Pierre practiced as a vet while Jane raised their three children, only to start farming abalone 7 years later which kept them both busy for the last 30 years.
Pierre retired about two years ago but has been kept busy with several interests including building site 39 on Jejane, wave energy, cosmology and his portfolio on the Jejane board.
The long-term goal of installing electronic perimeter intrusion detection systems for the southern farms of Balule has proven extremely challenging and obtaining donations to fund this endeavour through the BCAP trust remains a major learning curve to conquer.
Operations and HR
Rob and his wife Helen have been with Vienna/ Jejane from the very beginning and were equal partners with Bob and Kim Harris at site 8 until the Harris’s sold out their share to in February 2015
Rob retired in 2012 from Pick n Pay and thereafter was busy with a few construction developments projects until 2014. The last 15 years with Pick n Pay Rob held the position of General Manager Operations and Divisional Director of Pick n Pay Retailers.Robs background is Construction Project Management and Property Development in which he had 35 years’ experience after starting off as a Civil Engineer.
Rob and Helens son Warren, and daughter, Heidi, grew up spending many school and later Varsity holidays, on “the Farm”.
Warren lives in Ottawa, Canada, with his wife, son and daughter and although they have been out a few times to visit their real reason is to visit Jejane.
Heidi lives in SA with her husband, 2 sons and 2 daughters and takes every opportunity to visit Jejane. Being a schoolteacher, she has spent many weeks on the Farm.
Neil Garrod earned his doctorate in mathematical programming and became a research academic focusing largely on modeling the relationship between security prices and accounting information. He was Dean of Faculty at the University of Glasgow and the University of the Witwatersrand before becoming Deputy Vice Chancellor at a number of British and South African universities. This led to a new research area of higher education policy. Most recently he held the position of Chair of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme in South Africa. He has had a life long interest in wildlife and long distance running, completing a run from Rome to Glasgow to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the establishment of the University of Glasgow in 2001. He completed the 2,450 kilomtres in 61 days, averaging a marathon a day.
David Du Plessis is a qualified attorney, attained his BA and LLB degrees from the University of Cape Town in 2010.
During the period January 2012 to October 2018 he practised as a corporate-commercial and commercial litigation attorney for C&A Friedlander Inc. in Cape Town, providing bespoke legal advice and solutions to a wide spectrum of clients in a number of areas. These clients included State institutions, financial institutions (including large finance houses), fintechs, NPO's and NGO's, and a variety of other corporate entities. David was formally admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in February 2014. Since November 2018 David have been employed as in-house Legal Counsel for the London-based, UK FCA-regulated international fintech Prodigy Finance Limited. In this capacity he head up the international legal enforcement team, as well as providing both corporate and regulatory legal assistance to the Prodigy group of companies.
Outside of work, David is passionate about the bushveld, conservation and Springbok rugby. Despite being an avid traveller since the age of five, David believes there is no better place in the world to be than sitting around a fire in the Greater Kruger when the sun starts dipping and the night’s creatures commence their incredible accompaniment from somewhere out in the African bush.
David resides in Cape Town with his wife Monica (who is also a qualified attorney).