In our desire to add value every step of the way, the driving force behind our success is our team.

Melt Loubser

CEO & Director of Companies

Melt is a founding member of the Fair Cape Group established in 1995, and currently the Chief Executive Officer. He has been a driving force in growing the company into a premier supplier of dairy products to the South African market. He has assisted in the design and launch of numerous new dairy products.

Melt is on the Corporate Governance Committee of the Fair Cape Group and has more than 25 years combined engineering, agriculture and business experience. Melt and his board successfully aligned the Fair Cape Group with World-Class Manufacturing principles and driving the Better than World-Class philosophy.

Director - Milk SA
Chairman - Sampro
President - International Dairy Federation

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Eduard Loubser

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Eduard is a founding member of the Fair Cape Group and was instrumental in securing the finance for the first Fair Cape factory.

His position also encompasses that of Logistics Director and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the overall financial management and administration, suppliers of goods and services, materials management, finished product cold storage warehousing and logistics. Eduard is on the Audit and Financial Corporate Governance committee of the Fair Cape Group.

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Chief Marketing Officer

Louis joined the Fair Cape Group in 1997 as a director of the Fair Cape Group and holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer. Louis travels extensively internationally to observe trends in dairy recipes, packaging, marketing practices and other market information to assist Fair Cape Dairies.

Louis has implemented a variety of New Product Development initiatives and marketing strategies. Louis has 10 years combined experience in agriculture and business. He is on the Product and Public Relations Corporate Governance committee of the Fair Cape Group.

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Director of Farming Operations (Dairy)

Johannes joined the Fair Cape Group as a director in 1997. Johannes manages all the milk parlour activities, the well-being of the cows, environmental matters, animal welfare and is a subject-matter expert on cow welfare.

Johannes has more than 20 years combined agriculture and business experience. He is on the Risk Management Corporate Governance committee of the Fair Cape Group.

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Director of Farming Operations (Vineyard)

Viljee joined the Fair Cape Group of Companies as a director in 1995. Viljee’s portfolio, apart from his responsibilities as a director, includes the overall management of various agricultural projects, inter alia, wheat and wine-grape production.

Viljee represents the Loubser family on the Cape Family Wines organisation. He is a subject matter expert on agricultural and business matters. Viljee has more than 30 years combined agriculture and business experience. He is on the Audit and Financial Corporate Governance Committee of the Fair Cape Group.

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Chief Operations Officer

Johan is the Chief Operations Officer at Fair Cape Group, where he has been instrumental in the company’s success since joining in 1997. He is responsible for overseeing production, engineering, quality control, new product development, and human resources. As the only non-family shareholder of Fair Cape Dairies, Johan has developed world class manufacturing systems, procedures, processes, and products that have helped the company remain innovative, effective, and sustainable while creating a continuous improvement culture. In addition to his role at Fair Cape Group, Johan serves on various dairy industry committees, including the Milk SA Dairy Research & Development Committee and the Agri Expo Advisory Committee. He is also a National Member and Vice President (Western Cape) of the SA Society of Dairy & Technology. With his extensive experience and expertise, Johan is an asset to both Fair Cape Group and the dairy industry.


Director of Fruitique

Brandon joined the Fair Cape Group as General Manager of Fruitique in 2000 and is a director of Fruitique (Pty) Ltd. He is responsible for Fruitique’s operational functions and has extensive experience in manufacturing operations.

Brandon led the practical implementation towards World-Class Best Practices. Brandon has 19 years combined experience in general management, operations management and technical management. He was awarded Senior Manager Employee of the year on two separate occasions. He is the Risk Coordinator for the Fair Cape Group.

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Non-executive Director

Robert joined the Fair Cape Group as a non-executive director in April 2013. He is a practising commercial attorney with extensive legal experience in his field, dispute resolution, facilitating strategic discussions and drafting of contracts.

Wouter André Hanekom

Non-executive Director

André has held various senior executive roles in the FMCG industry, including overseeing a successful listing on the JSE and has previously played a pivotal role in developing and incorporating a variety of new food and beverage categories.

His executive accomplishments, technical achievements and the ability to consistently deliver results, qualify him to assume the leadership role of the Fair Cape Group’s Board, be part of a great team wholly committed to accelerating growth and creating shareholder value.

André is on the Fair Cape’s Finance Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and the Human Resources Committee.

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Chairman of the Board of Directors

Jan joined the Fair Cape Group as a non-executive director in March 2014. Jan has a legal and conveyancing background, has been involved in retail activities in the Western Cape spirit and wine industry as well as marketing and distribution activities outside South Africa’s borders.

Megan Combrink

Sales Director

Megan has been with the company since 2000 and has been instrumental in increasing the revenue and growth of the company significantly.  She was appointed to the Board of Directors on 1st of August 2020 as Sales Director.

Megan holds a B-Home-Economics Degree as well as an Honours degree in Resource Management from Stellenbosch University. In addition, she has honed her senior managerial and negotiation skills through developmental programmes at the University of Stellenbosch and various other institutions.

Megan is on Fair Cape’s Risk and Product Steering Committee.

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Executive Director (ICT)

Carla joined the Fair Cape group in 2006 as Organisational Development Manager. Her passion for systems coupled with an understanding and knowledge of business processes lead to her appointment in 2012 as head of the Information Technology department.

Her primary role is to ensure that Information Technology functions as a business enabler by driving and implementing the IT strategy. In 2017, after successfully initiating and leading Information Technology into its all-important function within the group, she was appointed to the Board of Directors as Executive Director (ICT).

Carla serves on several committees, including the Human Resource and Risk Management committees.

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Raw Milk and Quality Director

Ghawwa joined the Fair Cape group in 2002 as Quality Control Manager and progressed to her current position of Raw Milk and Quality Director in charge of Production and Quality processes for the group.

Her previous responsibilities have included, inter alia, quality assurance, laboratory management, production planning and optimisation, operations management, plant and equipment maintenance, raw milk planning and purchasing, developing quality systems.

Ghawwa completed numerous courses and workshops, such as internal auditing for food safety, laboratory management, advanced dairy analytical procedures, human resources, operations management. In 2013 she completed a Leadership and Management Development programme.

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