Management Information 2019-07-30T15:59:14+00:00


HFR Transport’s management team has both length and breadth of experience in finance and financial management, people, freight, technology, and logistics. We emphasise financial stability to run a ‘lean and mean’ operation that provides our clients with optimised rates and financial options.

Hein Schaefer
Hein SchaeferCEO, Company Director
“Our service and our people are what make the HFR difference.”

Behind the wheel of HFR, is Hein Schaefer, the owner and founder. For 23 years, as CEO, he has steered HFR’s business trajectory. Originally a farmer, it’s Hein’s entrepreneurial spirit that has kept HFR on the road to success.

Stephan van Rensburg
Stephan van RensburgManaging Director, Company Director
HFR’s Managing Director, Stephan van Rensburg, CA(SA) ensures HFR’s smooth running with no bumps in the road.

T: +27(0)11 306 6008

Gerrit Maritz
Gerrit MaritzBusiness Manager
Qualified as a CA(SA), Gerrit Maritz provides support for the General Manager and is in charge of all daily administrative functions. He has significant financial management experience across the Transport, Mining, and Agriculture sectors.

T: +27(0)11 306 6044

Laubscher Neethling
Laubscher NeethlingFinancial Manager
Financial stability is one of HFR’s core focuses. Managing the books is Laubscher Neethling, CA(SA). Laubscher completed his SAICA articles with Grant Thornton Auditors.

T: +27(0)11 306 6012

Chris Abrams
Chris AbramsOperations Manager
Chris Abrams keeps HFR running on time and on budget. He has a diploma in road transport and is currently studying to obtain his degree.

T: +27(0)11 306 6055

Theuns van Rensburg
Theuns van RensburgMarketing Kwa-Zulu Natal and Eastern Cape
Starting out as an HFR driver, Theuns van Rensburg brings a wealth of experience to HFR’s marketing in the KZN and Eastern Cape regions. Theuns has extensive international logistical management experience.

T: +27(0)11 306 6008

Neil Maree
Neil MareeMarketing Western Cape
Neil Maree’s varied experience in fields as diverse as agriculture and construction, benefits HFR’s Western Cape marketing activities. With many years’ international experience, Neil worked as a production manager for a leading grape producer before joining HFR.

T: +27 (0)82 454 0264

Giel Nel
Giel NelMarketing Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Swaziland & Mozambique
With many years’ expertise in the transport industry, Giel Nel holds a Diploma in Transport (RAU University), and co-ordinates all Southern African marketing initiatives.

T: +27(0)83 601 2687

Mark Bundy-Palmer
Mark Bundy-PalmerTechnical Manager
A qualified Fuel injection Technician, Diesel fitter, Workshop manager and Technical manager with over 35 years’ operational and management experience in the mechanical field. Experience covers an extensive range of equipment, trucks generators and small plants construction including marine. Maintenance and repairs, servicing and rebuilds included. In the last few years started and managed an assessing company for an insurance company.

T: +27 (0)11 306 6045

Chris Hitchinson
Chris HitchinsonHead of Legal Division
Ensuring sound legal advice, Chris Hitchinson, BProc (SA) is HFR’s Legal Advisor. He practiced as an attorney from 1983 until 2001 and joined HFR in 2014.

T: +27 (0)11 306 6087

Cameron Davidson
Cameron DavidsonHR Manager
National diploma in Human Resources management, B-Tech Human Resources management degree and Management development certificate (MDP). He has worked in the Human Recources for over 14 years and has worked in retail, distribution, logistics and warehousing environment.

T: +27 (0)11 306 6074