THE TEAM

The quality of Caledon Valley Nursery’s trees is very dependent on the skill and dedication of the people that care for them and success in this regard is a matter of pride for the local community, from which almost all the staff are drawn. The family of the founder of the nursery, Chris Berend, has been part of this community for a century and so Chris has known most of the people that work at the nursery since their childhood. Chris is backed up by a robust and experienced leadership team and he and this team also rely on the advice of a wide range of experts, most notably Anton Müller on horticultural matters and crop protection, Nelius Kapp on soil science and Sheila Storey on nematode management.

Chris Berend

Chris Berend

Managing director

Palesa Moea

Palesa Moea

Stock and quality control

Catherine Cairns

Catherine Cairns

Operations and sales

Mokone Mokhosi

Mokone Mokhosi

Maintenance

Mohau Klaas

Mohau Klaas

Maintenance

Paseka Molefi

Paseka Molefi

Production nursery

Rika Kriek

Rika Kriek

Finance and sales
Sechaba Mphou

Sechaba Mphou

Irrigation
Mosala Mafaesa

Mosala Mafaesa

Mother block nursery
Paulina Ramohapi

Paulina Ramohapi

Administration
Maria Moea

Maria Moea

Production nursery
Beatrix Westdyk

Beatrix Westdyk

Nursery and sales