Agbiz appoints GM for Fruit Desk initiative

11th January 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi - Creamer Media Online Writer

Agricultural Business Chamber South Africa (Agbiz) has appointed Stephanie van der Walt Fruit Desk GM.

The Fruit Desk is an initiative of Fruit South Africa, specifically the Citrus Growers Association, Hortgro, the South African Table Grape Industry and the Fresh Produce Exporters Forum, in collaboration with Agbiz.

The Fruit Desk is the third industry desk to have been instituted by Agbiz and ensures that the South African fruit sector is represented in matters of policy, regulation and market access.

Van der Walt, who is an attorney by profession, previously worked for the National Agricultural Marketing Council, first as a senior legal and market analyst and later as legal services manager of the CEO’s office.