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Farm Management
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Farm Management Team

James Goosen - Estate Manager

Mr James Goosen has an extensive background in arable and pastoral as well as nursery production. He is an experienced horticulturist with strong leadership, management and labour relationship skills.
Some of his previous work includes:

  • Management of the tree planting projects on the N4 road for TRAC. 
  • Establishment and management of Morse Nurseries Garden Centre in Nelspruit as well as Thembalethu Tree Nursery at Jeppes Reef for TRAC.
  • Management of  various landscaping projects, including Matumi Golf Course

Prior to coming on-board full time he established the nursery on the Senteeko Tea Estate where he cultivated 1 000 000 seedlings within the first year. 
In his current role he manages and oversees all aspects of farming as they related to the tea.

Wilhelm Kritzinger - Assistant Estate Manager

Wilhelm was born and raised in the province of Mpumalanga, South Africa, and has been around farms all his life.

From a very young age, Wilhelm assumed the role of farm manager on his family farm which comprised of citrus and macadamia nuts.

In 2010 Wilhelm joined Dunn Roman Holdings under the role of Assistant Estate Manager and he brings with him a wealth of farming experience.

He will work under Andrew to meet and exceed all of the company’s aims and objectives.

Ben Strydom-Maintenance Manager

Ben joined Dunn Roman Holdings in 2011 under the role of Maintenance Manager. Previously to joining Dunn Roman Holdings, Ben lived and worked on Senteeko Tea Estate for 17 years.

Ben brings with him an immeasurable amount of knowledge about the farm and the surround area and that coupled with him being a qualified diesel mechanic make him an integral part of the management team on Senteeeko.

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