General & Sales Manager
Born in Montagu, Philip has obtained a BCom and MBA degree from the University of Stellenbosch, and has sharpened his management skills in a diverse array of industries – as an internal auditor and a human resources manager, and as a general manager for a big animal hospital group as well as for a major food company. Philip is responsible for the overall management function, marketing and sales as well as strategic management of Mardouw Investments ZA (Pty) Ltd, and Gaikou Lodge.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & OLIVE OIL BLENDER
Mardouw’s very first female olive oil blender. In 2012 Lizelle Joubert got involved with table olives and olive oil. It was then when she realized she wanted to learn more about blending olive oil. In 2014 she successfully completed the Technical Course for aspiring Olive Oil tasters and achieved the Certificate of Sensory Aptitude that included overcoming the selective trails set by the IOC. Lizelle then attended various courses and assisted with blending olive oil. It was in 2018 when she started blending her own oil. She shares a true passion for olive oil, she believes blending olive oil is both an art and a science that she enjoys deeply.
Assistant Farm Manager
Born in Bonnievale, Nico has been living and working at the Mardouw farm for more than 30 years. He knows the area, the farm and the soil like the back of his hand. With Mardouw’s support, Nico has qualified as an olive farming and olive tree expert, and recently completed the SA Olive olive tasting course. Nico looks after Mardouw’s 50,000 olive trees as if they were his children – from the young blossoms to the juicy olives, Nico is there to ensure that Mardouw’s olives and olive oil reflect the unique Mardouw terroir and flavours.
Elsabé was born and raised in Graaff-Reinet. With extensive expertise in wine sales and export, and a farmer in her own right, Elsabé is Mardouw’s financial and administration manager – the central force that holds the reins and fixes loose ends, most often found hunched over balance sheets, invoices and to-do lists.
Amanda van Wyk
Country House Manager & Product Developer
Born in Albertinia, Amanda and her husband Nico have been working and living at the Mardouw farm for more than 30 years. Being a experienced chef and manager of hospitality, housekeeping and the kitchen at Mardouw’s Country House, Amanda is responsible for Mardouw’s olive chutney and olive paste production line.
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Rozelle was born and raised in Paarl. After Rozelle matriculating in 2002, she obtained a National Diploma in Marketing Management from the University of South Africa. She has been in the sales sector her whole career, starting in 2007. She has been working in the Olive & Olive Oil Industry for more than 10 years, with her field of expertise being sales & merchandising in the retail sector. Rozelle is responsible for the Sales and new business. Rozelle is energetic and love the outdoors.