Hopkins Coetzee | Your HR Business Partner | Johan Hopkins

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.

Hopkins Coetzee | Your HR Business Partner | Henk Coetzee

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.

Melanie du Preez

Melanie du Preez

Melanie graduated with a B.A degree in Sport Science from Stellenbosch University. She is a self-taught bookkeeper and has worked in finance for 7 years.

Melanie is married to J-J and has two sons. She enjoys running and adventuring in the outdoors.

Hopkins Coetzee | Your HR Business Partner | Margot Julies

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.

Hopkins Coetzee | Your HR Business Partner | Karen van Heerden

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.


Trudie Hopkins

Director Non-Executive