/ Rick Tigner  


Rick Tigner is President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Family Wines, the family-owned collection of vineyards and wineries around the world founded by Jess Jackson in 1982. Tigner joined Jackson Family Wines in 1991 and has served in a variety of sales and distribution leadership roles during his tenure with the company. Tigner is responsible for leading and building all aspects of the global operations of the business, which is guided by the Jackson family’s philosophy of producing high-quality wines from top vineyard sites, with practices rooted in environmental and social responsibility. Tigner proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Wine Institute, the advocacy group for the California wine industry and Vinexpo, one of the wine industry’s most respected global trade organizations, as well as the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Tigner will discuss the company’s global strategy and investments in South Africa with Capensis and the Fijnbosch Vineyard in the Stellenbosch region and highlight the family’s commitment to sustainable winegrowing and business practices globally.

/ Raymond Ndlovu  


Raymond Ndlovu is co-founder and owner of artisanal premium wine production and marketing business, Black Elephant Vintners – his surname, Ndlovu, making up the ‘Elephant’ part of the name. He serves on the boards of several community service organisations and is a trustee of the Cape Wine Auction, all the while fulfilling his role as Investment Executive at JSE-listed diversified investment holding company, Remgro Limited.

/ Carina Gous


Wines of South Africa’s current non-executive chairperson, Carina Gous, was until recently the global marketing Brand Director: Luxury wines and spirits for the Distell Group, South Africa, where she was also actively involved in promoting ethical trade accreditation for Distell's wine brands and in encouraging the wineries in her portfolio to pursue environmentally sustainable programmes.

/ John Lucas


Before John Lucas took over the reigns as the Managing Director for DHL Express South Africa, he worked in a number of European countries in various roles for the company. South Africa is the 18th Country that John has worked in since joining DHL Express 33 years ago but it is not his first African experience, with Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Ivory Coast all part of his exciting journey.