Dr. Johan Ferreira
In summary he spent his life understanding the food value chain from one perspective; from basic research to the farm and up the value chain; and then inverted the perspective, from the customer through the retailer and all the way to the farm, soil, water and climate.
He is also an active motorcyclist and bookworm in his private time and takes every opportunity to escape into nature with and without the too many dogs and partner.
Richard’s current business interests include being a founder and director of a Food by Staple, a product development company servicing the informal market, wholesale and retail channels with innovative food products. He is a senior advisor to 8 Miles plc, a pan African private equity fund, as well as being a founder and director of Cafeine Retail, a South African retail consulting company.
Judy is a leading expert in the new product development of fresh, value added, prepared chilled and shelf stable food products for retail and food service. She is a consultant to Cafeine Retail on a fresh food strategy for the Massmart group