Meet the Henwil Team

What makes us great?


We are a diverse bunch who live and breathe the poultry industry.
We pride ourselves of delivering the best chicken products possible and we love what we do!

Team Work

The Henwil Team is a group of people working together for the greater good of the team and in our team each person is willing to forgo their own ego, and make decisions that are truly in the best interest of the team vs. their own best interest.
This requires a heightened awareness of self and others. And that is why we stand out from the rest.


Our team is always here to help you – our valued customer – through our combined, years of expertise in the South African meat and poultry industries. This includes practical experience in processing, manufacturing, wholesale, food service, retail, trading, and supply chain.

Our Henwil Hatchery


Johan Theart
Chairman of board of directors

Ray Keeny
Vise Chairman of board of directors

Fanie Hartman

Obakeng Mfikwe

Dr Dewald Steyn

Kobus du Preez


Henk Alberts
Chief Executive Officer 

Leon Smit 
Chief Operations Officer

Gerhardt Matthee
Chief Financial Officer

Coert Coetzee
Senior Manager:
Sales & Marketing

Judith Swanepoel
Senior Manager:
Human Resources Management


Jopie Strydom
Manager: Support Division

Pieter Coetzee
Manager: Financial

Erick Marx
Manager: Processing Division

Kevin Chonzi
Manager: Fleet and Logistics

Ruben Morgans
Manager: Feed Division

Nomfundo Manqele
Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager

Chantell Haasbroek
Manager: Processing Planning

Colin Daly
Manager: Sales

Hein Jacobs
Manager: Retail

Janus Pretorius
Technical Officer: Broiler Division


HenwilChickens is the producer of poultry and poultry products just outside Lichtenburg,  North–West, currently licensed  to slaughter 65,000 chickens per shift.  The company was established in 2002.