Jaco joined Thales, one of Spier’s subsidiaries, as General Manager, in 1999, and is currently Operations Director for our wines business. Raised in Stellenbosch, Jaco appreciates the simple things. Structure at his desk and in his favourite vino. Good biltong. Kicking a ball around with his children. Shooting the breeze with friends. Not flying (in big birds in the sky) and immersing himself in cooking — with a glass of Creative Block 2 close to the chopping block — make him happy.