Co-Founder, Group Executive Chairman. Tim has extensive experience in the Food, Retail and Hospitality Industries and is also the founding chairman of Knead Brand Coffee Shops and Tastewise International. He is responsible for innovations and specialises in the development of Quality Management Systems for the food industry. He is a Master Baker with 34 years of experience and has strong connections to the food and equipment supply chain.
Co-Founder, CEO. Prior to PVG, Richard spent 18 years in the Food Retail and Manufacturing Industries where he gained extensive experience in management and operations. He is responsible for strategic operations in PVG and drives development and change management projects into client organisations. As author of PVG’s e-learning system, he is currently positioning e-learning to the Food and Hospitality Industries.
Financial Director. Paul joined the PVG management team in June 2002. He brings a wealth of financial and administrative experience having previously worked in various industries, a large portion being in the foods sector. Apart from managing the internal processes of the PVG group, he provides solutions to client projects that require financial input in the form of viability studies, financial models and business plans.
Director, The Fresh Foods Academy. Nikki joined PVG in 1999 and has worked extensively in both multi-media production and training management. She currently manages the training facilities nationally and is responsible for the planning, development of training material and scheduling of all training in all operations. Nikki is the custodian of PVG’s Quality Management System and training accreditation status with the relevant SETAs.
Lucy de Abreu
Project Account Executive. Lucy joined PVG in 2004 and has a qualification in project management. She is responsible for project management in PVG and Tastewise and implementing projects for our clients. She coordinates a team of food and technical specialists who are involved in product and recipe development and implementing best practise standards in our client’s organisations.
Account Executive. As a recent UCT graduate with an Honours in Organisational Psychology, specializing in Change Management, Robert is responsible for managing projects, from the development stages through to implementation. Working closely with client organisations, Robert helps drive the change processes with a strategic and operational focus.