Meet Rooibos Ltd's three new staff members

Hendrik Gouws

Hendrik joined Rooibos Ltd as Manager: Packing Plant in June 2017. He holds a BSc in Agricultural Sciences and certificates in HACCP, OHSE, Internal and External Auditing, and Business Management. In addition, he brings to the table 22 years of experience in the packaging industry. He believes in building strong teams and in getting his sense of achievement from reaching his goals. He looks forward to taking on new challenges with his colleagues. Hendrik and his wife Corna have two daughters. The family loves the outdoors, sports and get-togethers with friends.

Ilana Zeelie

In July this year, Ilana joined Rooibos Ltd as Certification Officer: Quality Assurance. She holds a BCom degree and an MPhil in Environmental Management which has exposed her to various functional areas of a business – including management systems, data management and information management. She is fully committed to the role a company should play in environmental sustainability. Additional courses in international quality standards and legislation are also serving her well in her new role. She is goal-oriented and hard working – both on her own and as part of team. She also has a good sense of humour. She sees her new role as an opportunity to grow personally and professionally. Ilana and her husband Renier love travelling and visiting nature reserves and historical places.

Melissa Schoeman

Melissa joined Rooibos Ltd as Liaison Officer: Producers in June this year. She believes the skills she has acquired as personal assistant and administrative officer in previous positions will serve her well in this new role. She loves working with people and taking on new challenges. She says her strong administrative background and love of learning will help her to make the most of this important role as link between the company and its producers. Melissa likes travelling, reading and discovering new places. She is getting married in September this year.