Johan Hopkins

Johan graduated in Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University and then held human resource positions in the primary and secondary agriculture sectors, which included group manager of human resources at Unifruco and Capespan. In 2001 he became a founder member of HopkinsCalvert Associates, with his late colleague, Rodney Calvert.

Like his colleagues, Johan is a nature lover and he and Trudie spend their leisure time travelling or on their protea farm, high in the Waboomsberge outside Montagu.


Henk Coetzee

Henk started his career in Human Resources at Senwes in Klerksdorp and has more than 20 years experience in the wine/liquor industry where he held the position of HR Manager at KWV. He has a post graduate qualification in human resources and industrial relations.

He is married to Miranda and they have a son and daughter. He lives in Paarl and enjoy the outdoors and travelling.


Rénier Krige

Rénier has more than 20 years corporate executive and 5 years management consulting experience in human resources and specialises in the disciplines of business and people performance optimisation, leadership development, OD and change management. His industry exposure includes transport, retail, financial services, energy, aviation, manufacturing, logistics and engineering. He has a BCom with majors in Business Economics and Industrial Psychology and a Masters from York St. John in the UK & Switzerland which focused on strategic leadership, innovation & change.

He is married to Eloïse, they have 5 children and enjoy breaking away to the coast at Struisbaai.


Margot Julies

Margot graduated with a BA Honours Psychology degree from the University of Stellenbosch and has seven years experience in Human Resources. She also completed studies in Industrial and Organisational Psychology through Unisa with her focus being on recruitment and selection.

Margot is married to Alan and has a daughter. She enjoys reading, cooking and being outdoors.







Ronel Venter

Ronel graduated with a B Comm Honours degree in Industrial Phsycology as well as a postgrad teaching qualification. She gained a variety of experience in different areas of work, including managing and directing her and her husband’s own business. She is married to Etienne and lives in Paarl. They are blessed with three children and absolutely love spending time together. She enjoys watching sport and socialising with her friends and family.



Karen van Heerden

Karen joined HopkinsCoetzee’s Training and Development Department as a Facilitator and Consultant.

After acquiring diplomas in PR and Tourism she started her career in the Wine Industry and gained experience in Marketing, Sales and PR. She then joined her husband setting up his business in the legal field.

Two beautiful daughters later, she decided to pursue her passion for people and trained as a facilitator while gaining experience in the Agricultural Sector.

She lives in Paarl and loves spending quality time with family and friends and visits to secluded places, as far away from shops and reception as possible.