Christo van der Rheede is the current Executive Director of Agri SA where he plays an active role in presenting, promoting and protecting the interests of the agricultural sector in South Africa. Since his appointment as Deputy Executive Director at Agri SA, he was responsible for a wide range of agricultural projects and represented the commercial agricultural sector at the Agri-Phakisa planning project. He also serves on the Agri BEE Charter Council and on various other agricultural ministerial and government platforms.
He was appointed as the Chairperson of the AgriSeta by the Minister of Higher Education in 2018 and was appointed by the Deputy President in 2020 to serve on the National Human Resources Council as the representative of the agricultural sector. Building an inclusive, sustainable and growing agricultural sector is of critical importance to Christo.