Board Members

UntitledStoffel van Zyl

Co-Founder and Chairman of Hilltop Legacy

BCom(Law) LLB

Stoffel van Zyl is the owner and Chairman of Christopher Holdings and Morningstar Express Hotel.He is a firm believer that every person has the potential for greatness and it is his heart to develop this potential. Stoffel and Jako Pienaar founded Hilltop Legacy in 2014 . Their main focus is to assist Schools to become sustainable and to succeed in the long run. Stoffel has a desire to help people and in the end, to help them help themselves.

jako1Jako Pienaar

Co-Founder and Board Member of Hilltop Legacy

Diploma in Building Supervision

Jako was in the building and construction industry for many years. He has always had a passion to improve the quality of people's lives, specifically those of children. He has also started a ministry mentoring teenagers who struggle with many life challenges in the Karoo. In 2011 he moved to Paarl and got involved in changing the lives of many children. Jako and Stoffel van Zyl founded Hilltop Legacy in 2014.


 Dawid Botha

Board Member of Hilltop Legacy

 Dawid joined Simpson McKie in 1990 and became a director of HSBC Securities in 1995 at age 29. He led the   private client investment committee and retail business of HSBC South Africa in Johannesburg and KZN until 2004.   From 2004 until 2012 he was co-shareholder and MD in a fund management business, Indequity Capital   Managers,  where he managed a institutional and private client portfolios. From 2012 to 2015 he worked as a   portfolio manager at Prescient Wealth. He joined PSG Wealth in 2015 and shares his business knowledge and wealth to constantly improve the planning and running of Hilltop Legacy.

tobieTobie Nel

Board Member of Hilltop Legacy

Agricultural Diploma 

Tobie is a Business owner and a farmer and is very passionate about being a father. He is also a very good problem solver and strategic planner. His strengths lie in networking and connecting with sponsors. 


CorneCorne Nel

Board Member of Hilltop Legacy

B Mil (B Comm ) ; MBA ; MPhil Business Coaching USB Business  School

Corne was the Managing Director of Elizabeth Arden Africa from 2009 to 2016. He is currently the General Manager of Coty Africa. His personal mission in life is " To be the best that you can be." With this outlook on life he is a great inspiration.


Ben1Ben Joubert

Board Member of Hilltop Legacy

BCom – Industrial Psychology ; Higher Education Diploma ;  Leadership and Management ; Tall Trees Leadership Profile  facilitator

Ben has been in education and the unleashing of people’s potential for his entire professional life. He started his professional life serving as a missionary in the north of Mozambique for 12 years. This was followed by a couple of years in Secondary and Tertiary education in South Africa.His knowledge of and background in education is vital to assist in the communication between Hilltop Legacy and Schools.

nielNeil Grobbelaar 

Board Member Of Hilltop Legacy

Agricultural Diploma 

Neil is a successful farmer and served as board member of the Paarl Agricultural association. He was also part of the governing body of Gymnasium Primary School.  He has a big heart for farm workers and the community. He is always willing to help and to see the community flourish.