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François Taljaard

Operations Director


07877 737 493 (preferred)


  • B. Comm (Economics) – Stellenbosch SA
  • CII (level 1) – FCA
  • Management Diploma – Open University
  • MBA – Open University


As our Operations Director, François ensures all our processes and procedures are working smoothly. In order words, he makes sure things get done!

François is also in charge of recruitment, so is always on the lookout to add talented new people to our growing team.


With his children now grown up, François has a bit more time to enjoy his new toy: a 7m motorhome bought during lockdown! He’s looking forward to enjoying beach breaks and festivals whenever he can.

François also enjoys tending to his flourishing vegetable patch and has recently got into sea fishing.


Travelling and camping

Meeting new people

Cricket and CFC

Cooking (not cleaning)

Hanging with my family, friends and Yebo the cat



Rude people

Waiting on calls to be answered



An interview with François


Where can we find you on an ideal weekend?

Camping somewhere near a beach.

What’s your favourite holiday destination?

South Africa.

What’s your favourite song to play in the car?

Relax (Frankie Goes to Hollywood).

What was the first album you bought?

Like a Virgin (Madonna)… sorry!

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you win a medal in?

Looking after the needs of my cat.

When the dessert menu arrives, what are you looking for?

Cheese board.

What three qualities draw you to new people?

Energy, enthusiasm, humour.

What’s your pet peeve?

Rude people.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

Still waiting! (I have 2 boys so blessed really).

Who would be at your dream dinner party?

Samuel L Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Bill Murray.