Structure of the MPO

MPO Directors

Chairperson: MPO National

Nigel Lok | 083 261 4826 |

Vice-chairperson: MPO National

George Kuyler | 082 328 1614 |

MPO Management


Dr Chris van Dijk

Managing Director Agri Inspec

Bertus van Heerden

MPO Market Protection and Development

Barbara Bieldt

Managing Director Agri Connect

Leza Putter

MPO Member Services

Philip Swart

MPO Chief Economist

Dr Koos Coetzee

Manager MPO Institute

Helene Pheiffer

Editor The Dairy Mail

Robyn Joubert

PR & Events Manager

Julie McLachlan

Producer Services

The strategic core function of the MPO is to focus on sustainable dairy farming for all

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