Welcome Jon Hoatson to the MCOBA Exec

Jon Hoatson matriculated from college in 1998 and went on to complete his tertiary education at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan university. In 2001 he completed his national diploma in Wood Science and technology and returned to Pietermaritzburg to join his father and 3 brothers in the family businesses. Jon has spent the last 22 years in various roles across the business driving growth, modernization and sustainability as a Managing Director in the saw-milling and forestry division of the business.

Jon has a passion for leader development, industrial process and problem solving.

In 2022 Jon joined the MCOBA Executive Committee and served in the membership and participation portfolio until his appointment to vice president in November 2022.

Jon is part of a 3 generational college family where the Red, black and White blood runs thick in their veins!