Structure

SAPO Trust is a partnership owned by the five primary industry associations in the deciduous fruit industries. It is governed by a board of trustees who has been appointed by these associations.

Trust

SAPO Trust's trustees are represented by an official from each of the five deciduous fruit industries, respectively, the general manager: SAPO Trust, an independent chairman, BEE representative and a Nursery representative.

Ownership

SAPO Trust is owned by five deciduous fruit grower associations, with a 20% share portion allocated to each:

  • South African Stone Fruit Producer's Association (SASPA)
  • South African Apple and Pear Producer's Association (SAAPPA)
  • SA Table Grape Industry (SATI)
  • Dried Fruit Technical Services (DFTS)
  • Canning Fruit Producer's Association (CFPA)

Management

SAPO Trust is managed by a Chief Executive Officer who also serves as Managing Trustee of the organisation. He is supported by a General Manager: Operations, Procurement and Intellectual Property, a Business Unit Manager: Production, a Business Unit Manager: Nursery Services, and a Financial Manager. These roles utilise the core plant improvement functions. Services such as finances, security, certain maintenance tasks and information technology are outsourced.