Connie joined the TWK Board as an independent director in 2012 and also served as chairman of the board for one year. He has served as the chairman of the audit and risk committee since 2013 and is also the chairman of the nomination and remuneration committees. Connie served as Managing Director of OTK (now Afgri) between 1998 and 2001, where after he served as Managing Director of Earlybird Farms until 2006. In 2006 he joined Daybreak Farms and after a successful turnaround of this business, he retired in 2009 to focus on his own livestock, game and crocodile farming interests. Connie has many years of executive experience in leading agriculture companies in South Africa.