Our business philosophy is simple, surround yourself with the best people for the job and you will thrive

Our management team boasts expertise in commodity trading, logistics, quality control, contract management, accounting and finance, systems design and research.

Cobus van der Merwe
Managing Director

Cobus is Managing Director of Perdigon. He brings a wealth of strategic planning experience to the team after having started his career in the industry in 1991. He has held various roles from marketing to managing director. He is currently focused on finding and implementing new strategic business opportunities.

B.Agric (Economics), HBA

Joe Roberts
Director / Senior Trader

Joe started working as an agricultural economist in 1998.  He has been actively trading in grains since 2001.  His main focus and strength at Perdigon is structured trading, adding value for all parties involved and bringing valuable relationships to the company.

BSc Agric

Kevin Cuthbert
Director / Chief Information Officer

Kevin is CIO of Perdigon. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985, after which he built a career as a systems analyst and programmer, designing and implementing IT systems. He entered the grain industry in 2010 and is responsible for the strategic direction of Perdigon’s IT systems and the day-to-day design and support of the systems that keep the company running.

B.Com, CTA