Our people

Introducing the Bracken Timbers Board of Directors. You would be hard-pressed to find a more passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated group of people. Feel free to reach out to any one of us and we will gladly assist you.

Patricia Cook

Chair - Higher Diploma in Education from NTC in PMB

Patricia is Chairperson on our Board of Directors. Patricia currently manages an indigenous tree nursery in Hillcrest with her husband, Howard.

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Murray Mason

Managing Director – BSc

Forestry (Forest Science) from Stellenbosch University. Oversees all business divisions of Bracken.

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Martin Hill

Founder/Owner – Agriculture Diploma from Cedara Agricultural College, KZN

Martin is the founder and owner at Bracken, taking over Bracken farm from his father in 1958.

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George Johnson

Sawmilling and Charcoal Director - Forestry Diploma from NMMU (Saasveld)

Manages the Sawmilling and Charcoal operations of Bracken.

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Peter Mackay

Agriculture Director – Qualified Diesel Technician

Manages the Agricultural Division and Technical Advisor to Bracken’s vehicle workshop.

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Andrew Merson

Forestry Director – Bsc

Land Management (Hons) from the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, U.K. Manages all Forestry operations of Bracken.

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Marthinus Steyn

Finance and Administration – Bcompt. (Hons), CTA (Unisa)

Manages the Finance and Administration Division as well as Charcoal Marketing at Bracken.

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Ian Hill

Trustee on the Bracken Board of Directors

Ian holds a degree in Agricultural Management from UKZN and an MBA from UCT. Ian owns and manages his own forestry business in Greytown.

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Our Team

In addition to our Board of Directors, Bracken Timbers boasts a loyal and efficient team of approximately 1500 employees from our surrounding community where unemployment rates are high. At the heart of our operations, we remain a community-orientated business, focused on permanent job creation.

Divisions

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Forestry

Tour our comprehensive and environmentally sound Forestry processes here.

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Agriculture

Discover our no-till soybean and monoculture-busting maize production activities.

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Charcoal

Learn more about our charcoal production and minimum-to-no waste process here.

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Sawmill

Explore the Bracken process of producing lumber of exceptional quality.

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