Unitrans Africa Business Operations

Meet The Team

Our Leadership

Key Management

Rob Hayworth

CEO

Rob as chief executive officer of Unitrans Africa has a reputation as an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of people management and negotiations in the agriculture, logistics and supply chain industry.

Adriaan de Beer

CFO

Adriaan leads the team on the corporate finance front with a refined sense for judgement and decision making. His thirty two years of serving global companies provides a solid foundation for overseeing Unitrans Africa business that requires asset intensive investments.

Gert Brits

COO

As Unitrans Africa chief operating officer, Gert demonstrates a great disciplined for running operations across vast African territories. Each country provides its own challenges to quickly comprehend and address which requires critical thinking.

Jauk Kuiper

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION EXECUTIVE

Jauk has demonstrated his passion for applying relevant technology and the critical role it plays in competitive advantage of companies. As an accomplished value chain analyst he specialises in technology, risks and innovation to provide value growth for Unitrans Africa and its customers.

John Kettlewell

OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE - MINING & AGRICULTURE

John draws on broad experience in sales, operations and supply chain in the service to Blue Chip companies, to lead the operations and development of strategic programs in the agriculture division. As an effective leader he is able to engage across all levels of organisations to implement innovation.

Gareth Jones

OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE - HAULAGE AND RAIL

Experienced executive leader with exposure across multiple disciplines and sectors. A proven track record in delivery and a believer in the empowerment and accountability of the teams within which I work. 

Francisco Nobrega

HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE

Broad experience in all major HR systems. I feel strongly about adding value by working with my teams and colleagues to achieve results and in looking for and implementing new initiatives at strategic and operational levels.

Rob Hayworth

CEO

Rob as chief executive officer of Unitrans Africa has a reputation as an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of people management and negotiations in the agriculture, logistics and supply chain industry.

Adriaan de Beer

CFO

Adriaan leads the team on the corporate finance front with a refined sense for judgement and decision making. His thirty two years of serving global companies provides a solid foundation for overseeing Unitrans Africa business that requires asset intensive investments.

Gert Brits

COO

As Unitrans Africa chief operating officer, Gert demonstrates a great disciplined for running operations across vast African territories. Each country provides its own challenges to quickly comprehend and address which requires critical thinking.

Jauk Kuiper

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION EXECUTIVE

Jauk has demonstrated his passion for applying relevant technology and the critical role it plays in competitive advantage of companies. As an accomplished value chain analyst he specialises in technology, risks and innovation to provide value growth for Unitrans Africa and its customers.

John Kettlewell

OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE - MINING & AGRICULTURE

John draws on broad experience in sales, operations and supply chain in the service to Blue Chip companies, to lead the operations and development of strategic programs in the agriculture division. As an effective leader he is able to engage across all levels of organisations to implement innovation.

Gareth Jones

OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE - HAULAGE AND RAIL

Experienced executive leader with exposure across multiple disciplines and sectors. A proven track record in delivery and a believer in the empowerment and accountability of the teams within which I work. I believe in a holistic approach to life inclusive of family, fitness, friends and fun.

Francisco Nobrega

HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE

Broad experience in all major HR systems. I feel strongly about adding value by working with my teams and colleagues to achieve results and in looking for and implementing new initiatives at strategic and operational levels.

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