Growing up in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa, Wynand Espach has always had a love for soil and agriculture and a passion for education and the people of the African continent. After completing his studies, Wynand was naturally drawn back to the rural Limpopo town of Tzaneen. Here he joined Amorentia Estate, owned by Howard Blight, where he started as nursery assistant and worked through the ranks to where he now serves as Managing Director, just over 16 years later.
The developmental challenges of farming, education, training and rural development has driven the team at Amorentia to become a beacon of excellence in the farming community. Their diversification as a small farm has been inspirational to many other farmers.
Wynand has served as the Chairman of the Board of Thlalefa School for 12 years. The school was established in 1983on the farm Amorentia Estate, and serves the rural area of Politsi Valley.
Amorentia, as shareholder in a large agricultural enterprise in Mozambique, created huge employment opportunities and uplifted an entire community between 2009 and 2015.
Together with Howard Blight, Wynand then co-founded Agricolleges International and serves as Vice-Chairman of the board of directors. In 2018, Wynand was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Agricolleges International.