The governing body of SA Chefs is their Board of Directors, who are leaders in the South African hospitality industry, elected to serve the interests of the Association.

A new board was elected during the Annual General Meeting on 28 March 2018. They represent a cross-section of the industry including, food production, training, contract catering, banqueting and restaurants. The current leadership of the Association are President James Khoza.

President of SA Chefs:

James Khoza

Vice President:

Kabelo Segone


Adrian Vigus-Brown

Allister Esau

Coovashan Pillay

Lesley Jacobs

Linha Pinky Maruping

Peter Robertson

Thomas Hurter

Warren Frantz

Former Presidents:

1974-1976William Fennema
1976-1979Wolfgang Voigt
1979-1982Manfred Muellers (Honorary President)
1982-1988Bill Gallagher (Honorary Life President)
1988-1992Dr Billy Gallagher (Chairman of the Board)
1988-1992Heinz Brunner (Honorary President)
1992-2000Dr Billy Gallagher
2000-2003Heinz Brunner (Honorary President)
2003-2009Martin Kobald (Honorary Former President)
2009-2018Stephen Billingham (Former President)

Life Honorary President:

Dr Billy Gallagher

Honorary Presidents:

Heinz Brunner
Manfred Muellers

Honorary Former President:

Martin Kobald

Honorary Members:

Mr. Alan Palmer
Mr. Barend MinnarSouth Africa
Mr. Auguste GuyetFrance
Mr. Bennie HowardSouth Africa
Mr. Bob FergusonDubai
Mr. Brian JoffeSouth Africa
Mr. Brian McCuneSouth Africa
Ms. Cass AbrahamsSouth Africa
Mr. Colin CaponUnited Kingdom
Mr. David WigleySouth Africa
Ms. Debi van FlymanSouth Africa
Mr. Deon ViljoenSouth Africa
Ms. Di BeadleSouth Africa
Mr. Garth StroebelSouth Africa
Mr Graham WoodSouth Africa
Mr. Gerhard BauerGermany
Mr. Heinz BrunnerSouth Africa
Mr. Ilan RobergIsrael
Mr. James KhozaSouth Africa
Mr. Jeremy MansfieldSouth Africa
Mr. John ToveyUnited Kingdom
Mr. Joseph KonigGermany
Mr. Justin BonelloSouth Africa
Mr. Kevin GarrattSouth Africa
Mr. L. PasiniFrance
Mr. Manfred MuellersSouth Africa
Mr. Marc Caira
Mr. Markus Iten
Mr. Marthinus van SchalkwykSouth Africa
Ms. Mirjam van Ijssel
Mr. Mougam Pareatumbee
Mr. Nicolas PodmoreSouth Africa
Dr. Nigel DunlopSouth Africa
Dr. Noel CullenUSA
Mr. Norbert GillmayrGermany
Dr. Reinie MornetSouth Africa
Mr. Ron StringfellowSouth Africa
Ms. Shirley FawkeSouth Africa
Mr. Siegfried SchaberGermany
Mr. Uri GuttmannIsrael
Mr. Vincent BossottoSwitzerland
Mr. Werner SpatzSouth Africa
Mr. Whitey BassonSouth Africa
Mr. Wynand VogelHolland
Ms. Yvonne HaasSouth Africa