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ANTHONY EVANS

Orange Free State & Trinity 1964 (6 December 1942 - 19 August 2016)

ANTHONY EVANS

Anthony was one of South Africa’s leading agri-businessmen and respected board member. He read PPE at Trinity College as a Rhodes Scholar and went on to do an MBA at Harvard Business School. In 1968 he joined his father as an assistant chief executive of the Rhys Evans Group agri-business and took over the leadership in 1972. Anthony was a pioneer in the farming business, leading the company through the turbulent 1990s and introducing new farming techniques. In 1983 he won the ‘Farmer of the Year Award’. The Rhys Evans Group was awarded the Grain South Africa’s Grain Producer of the Year Award. Throughout his life he received many recognitions and sat on many boards such as the Rhodes Scholarships for South Africa Committee.