GH (Gerard) Braak



BSc Agric (Hons)

Appointed: July 1998

Directorships: First Food Brands Limited, Eskort Limited, Eskort Properties (Pty) Limited, Zuid Afrikaans Hospital (Chairman), GHB Farms (Pty) Limited, Molare Investments (Pty) Limited
Gerard joined the family farming operation in 1976 which has been a supplier to Eskort since 1953. This enterprise has grown into one of the leading pig producing units in South Africa and recent expansions have seen the introduction of world class technology.

Gerard was elected to the Eskort Board in 1991 and was instrumental in the conversion of Eskort to a limited company in 1997. He has served the South African pig industry on numerous committees and boards including Chairman of the South African Pork Producers Organisation.

Gerard is a founding member of Topigs Norsvin SA (Pty) Limited, the leading pig genetics supplier in Southern Africa.

Gerard is the third generation of the Braak family to serve on the Board of the Zuid Afrikaans Hospital.