Haygrove Team

We are a demanding but exciting business made up of strong (and often quirky!) personalities. Our fast pace and open approach is not for everyone but if we ‘get it’, get involved and always give 110%, you’ll find yourself part of a fantastic family who inspire and challenge each other to constantly improve and have a lot of fun.

Haygrove Executive Management

Mark Pritchett

Managing Director

After studying Horticulture and Agriculture economics at Stellenbosch University, Mark spent 3 years travelling through the USA, Australia and England. Work during these years included farming with cherries in Michigan, citrus in Florida, wine making in California, bee keeping in Hawaii, apples in Victoria, vegetables in Queensland and operating a combine harvester in the UK.

These travels eventually led mark managing a strawberry farm for 4 years in Herefordshire, UK. The farm had 20 hectares covered with Haygrove tunnels. After moving back to South Africa in 2002 Haygrove South Africa was born. In the early days Mark was responsible for all Haygrove activities including managing stock, hoop bending loading of trucks, tunnel construction, sales and sales support.

Mark enjoys mountain biking and wildlife photography.

Drieka Wilson

Finance Business Partner

Drieka Wilson is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a HDip Banking and has over 25 years commercial experience in the South African economy.

Her career in Banking and Finance exposed her to multiple sectors and she gathered knowledge of multiple jurisdictions all over the world.

Her career started with completing articles with PWC and she moved onto working for both local and international Investment Banks. Roles included Transactor, Advisory and ultimately as CFO serving on Boards and Executive Committees.

Drieka relocated to the Western Cape from Gauteng three years ago and joined Haygrove South Africa in April of 2018 as the Finance Business Partner.
With her vast and extended commercial experience Drieka is assisting Haygrove South Africa to successfully grow the business and excel it to the next level.

Yule Main

Project Management

Yule heads up our Project Management Division. (What a nice guy!)

Having spent the last 20 years in the commercial and residential sectors Yule decided to combine his two passions of agriculture and construction and joined our team. He currently manages our onsite team of site managers and construction crew whom facilitate the project management and building of our Haygrove agricultural structures.

Yule's team is dedicated to ensuring that our growers receive the best possible Haygrove experience within their timeframes and budgets.

Henry Martinson

Operations Manager

Henry Martinson is Head of Operations at Haygrove, focusing on all aspects throughout the value chain. Custom and tailor made fabrication, procurement of quality stock, ensuring timeous and efficient logistic and ultimately the delivery to the growers within tight timeframes. His background as a Mechanical Engineer provides him with an detailed insight to produce a high quality product whilst still being cost effective.

Christine van der Merwe

HR Manager

Christine has a background in HR, legal compliancy and policy implementation. She has a Masters degree in Industrial Relations and has received exposure in a variety of different industries.

She has been brought on-board to assist Haygrove Tunnels to be compliant with all aspects of labour law and to implement company policies. Christine provides solutions to Haygrove's HR needs and acts as a support system for all the staff.


Monique Pretorius

HR Administrator

Pieter Coetzee

Technical Advisor - Agronomist

Jana Loubser

Logistics Manager

Klaire Pritchett

Debtors/ Payroll Manager

Ilse van Dyk

Procurement Manager

John Kalmeyer

Warehouse Controller

Raymond Swartz

Maintenance Manager

Eugene Du Plessis

Research & Development and Technical Assistance

Louis Massey

Research & Development Specialist

Dee Hunter

Office Manager

Anneke Slabbert

Senior Accountant

Sophie Marra


Gavin Hess


Brett Rightford

Sales Consultant

Walter Mullins

Sales Consultant

Roelof du Preez

Project Manager

Kevin Black

Projects and Procurement

Ronell Simons

Service Delivery Manager

Carmen Nortje

Quoting Administrator

Cois Geldenhuys

Site Manager

Jessica Nzima

Project Management Administrator

Arnold Faul

Project Management Administrator

Danielle van der Merwe

Marketing and Lead Generation Specialist

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