Agriprotein team

AgriProtein has two governance structures, a corporate board focused on the daily management of the business as well as an advisory board of leading scientists and environmentalists.


AgriProtein Advisory Board is being developed as a scientific and future thinking forum for input to the business:

  • Hans Wollman, Agri-Chemical Specialist – Germany
  • Dr Elsje Pietersee, Animal Nutritionalist – South Africa
  • Dr. Walter Gibson, Insect based sanitation specialist - UK

Stephen Rodger chairs the main board. Articled with KPMG he had a highly successful career in banking before leaving to start and run his own businesses. He directs listed and private businesses on almost every continent, with a wide portfolio stretching from hotels to satellite technology.

The board consists of executive and non-executive directors representing the company operations and its shareholders.

The Executive Team

  • David 'Wilco' Drew

    is an international marketer and technologist with an international blue-chip background. He has lived and worked across the world, most recently as Managing Director of a three thousand-person call centre. He was awarded the Financial Times technology prize for innovation in 2000.

  • Cobus Kotze

    is a passionate environmentalist and masters graduate in sustainability. He has a broad experience of promoting environmental impact through both government and corporate roles.

  • Jason Drew

    has worked at an executive level for global financial services businesses before building and selling a series of businesses. Most recently he was CEO of a listed outsourcing business in South Africa. He is a passionate environmentalist and visionary, and the author of The Protein Crunch – Civilisation on the brink and The Story of the Fly and how it could save the World.

  • Paul Watson

    has over thirty years of engineering experience, and has constructed and operated large engineering builds. His mechanical flow skills and industrial process mapping is a vital bridge between AgriProtein’s mechanical and biological systems.

  • Dr. Cameron Richards

    is AgriProtein’s head of entomology. He started his career in forensics researching and consulting in insect assisted crime scene analysis for the now disbanded Forensic Science Services in the UK. Cameron recently moved to AgriProtein from the Natural History Museum in the UK, with whom he still maintains an academic relationship.

  • Roy Rudolphe

    is a founding partner of AgriProtein. He started and ran his own film production business - a pioneer in South Africa’s development as a premiere location for international location shoots. He has worked and delivered services all over the world, from his local and US offices.