Premier Fishing and Brands Limited Board of Directors


Expertise and experience:

Ms Amod is a businesswoman who has successfully grown her import, export and manufacturing business into four branches and has more than 30 years’ experience. She established a network of industries related to manufacturing and provided employment opportunities to the wider local community. She has published articles and her business has been featured in various business magazines. She is actively involved in various NGOs, outreach programmes and women’s associations. After exiting her business, she has taken up directorships in various organisations and business entities

Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Bio:

A fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK), Sooren has many years of international finance experience under his belt, gained from a variety of industries and blue-chip companies. His exposure to large multi-national corporates has honed his big picture thinking skills, and enhanced his attention to detail, which will stand him in good stead as he takes the helm of Premier Fishing and Brands.

Discreet and quietly unobtrusive yet with a razor-sharp mind focused on developing human capital, as much as ensuring the organization is financially sound and compliant and has a well-developed and appropriate growth trajectory, Sooren cuts to the chase, spotting hyperbole from a mile away. He also has a successful track record in negotiating at high level with different sectors. These include the likes of Government, and financial institutions where he has been adept at raising and securing monies to expand operations. Sooren is also systems driven and ably applies his skills to developing workflow processes that ensure staff satisfaction, which in turn leads to increased and sustained productivity.
With sustainability a cornerstone of the Premier Fishing and Brands business – both at an operational and an environmental level – Sooren’s proven leadership skills will be an advantage to the organisation as it navigates the new post COVID-19 economic era.

Chief Financial Officer

Expertise and experience:

Brent Robertson is a chartered accountant with over 5 years of experience as a chartered accountant and over 7 years’ experience with Premier Fishing SA (Pty) Ltd.

Brent completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc between 1 March 2009 – February 2012.  Through his training contract, he worked on a variety of clients in a variety of different industries, including the Fishing Industry, the retail industry and the hospitality industry.

Following the completion of his articles, Brent was employed by Premier Fishing on 1 June 2012 was appointed Group Accountant. Brent has contributed greatly to the financial reporting, Corporate Governance and the efficiency and accuracy of the financial operations. Brent has also assisted and played a major role with the year end audit, the completion of the integrated report as well as the JSE reporting requirements. On 1 November 2019, Brent was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Group.

Sales & Marketing Director

Expertise and experience:

She has over 18 years of sales experience within the fishing industry managing and developing strategy for global markets within the various fishing sectors Premier Fishing is involved in. Mrs Isaacs has over the past years managed to build valuable relations within all of Premier Fishing’s sectors and also achieved highest service levels and top branding positioning of all sectors. She has also won awards in the AEEI for Overall Top Achiever in 2014 and Emerging Executive of the Year in 2015.

Non-executive Deputy Chairperson

Expertise and experience:

Ms Mosia is a South African female professional, with more than 15 years experience in credit risk, financial and business management, amassed from various positions and different roles in her career life. In addition, she has extensive training in General and Credit Management, Finance, Internal Auditing and Forensic Auditing. She was also involved in multiple roles including Internal Audit, Forensic Audit, Budget Management, Credit Risk Management, Operational Management, for the same financial services unit. Her experience in Audit was acquired over a six years period. She managed Johannesburg office and other smaller satellite branches. From 2000 to 2008, she headed, at a Regional/ Corridor level, the financial services unit of a large state owned entity. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Black Business Chamber which is an NGO and an emerging wine exporter.

Non-executive Director

Expertise and experience:

Mr Mngconkola holds a Baccalaureus Technologies in Business Administration, a National Diploma in Policing, a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management as well as various other certificates including a Certificate in Forensic and Investigative Auditing. Mr Mngconkola serves on the boards of various companies as a non-executive director as well as serves and chairs various board committees.

Non-executive Director

Expertise and experience:

Advocate Dr Ramatlhodi holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Law, Master of Science in International Relations and was admitted as an Advocate to the Bar of Lesotho in 1997 and the admitted to the Bar of South Africa in 2009. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree by the University of Limpopo. Advocate Ramatlhodi has years of business experience.

Non-executive Director

Expertise and experience:

Mr van der Venter is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the corporate world. He completed a B.Com degree (UNISA – 1987) as well as an MBA (UCT – 1993). He worked in the Financial Services industry (Old Mutual) during the first 7 years of his career, doing mainly actuarial and consulting work in employee benefits and investments. Mr van der Venter joined Caltex (now Chevron) in 1990 and held numerous Human Resources positions culminating in his appointment as HR Director for Sub-Saharan Africa in 1999. He subsequently held HR Director positions at Unilever SA, Anglo American (seconded to Kumba Iron Ore) and British American Tobacco until June 2014 when he decided to take a career break. These roles have honed his skills as an HR professional but have also broadened his experience as an Executive Board member of these major multi-nationals. Over the last 2 years, he has operated as a Strategy and HR Consultant. Apart from his deep expertise in the HR field and an obvious passion for people, his key strengths are in the areas of leading Organisational Change and Business Strategy development.

Valentine Dzvova

Non-executive Director

Expertise and experience:

Valentine Dzvova is a finance professional adept at finance processes design and implementation. She has a flair for risk management and governance backed up by more than 6 (six) years of experience in external and internal audit. She is a strategic business partner, with hands-on experience of collaborating with senior executives to meet strategic objectives of an organisation.