Robyn van Heerden
Head of Legal
LLB (cum laude), LLM Mercantile Law
Robyn was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2009 after completing her articles at Gildenhuys Malatji Inc. She was subsequently appointed as an associate at the firm, practicing in its general and commercial litigation department.
She obtained her master’s degree in mercantile law with the University of Pretoria, with a focus on competition law, consumer protection and law of contracts. Robyn joined AFGRI as in-house counsel and worked there for nine years, during which her team won the African Legal Awards Legal Department of the Year (Small Team) four times.
Before joining Pallidus in 2020, Robyn moved to Philafrica Foods Group as head of legal in 2017 where she oversaw global legal, compliance and company secretary functions.