Maxwell’s family has always kept livestock and had contributed to him going to study agric at Achimota School where he took a keen interest in animal husbandry. He went on to study psychology at the University of Ghana – Legon. During his national service he saved up his allowances with which he started Tilly’s Farm in 2005. In the same year he entered his pig farm concept into the “Believe Begin Become” business plan competition which sponsored by the Google Foundation with Technoserve as organizers and was awarded as a General Category winner. After a couple of false starts he had to temporarily go into full time employment with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
In 2014, he was a top tier winner in the pilot phase of the DFID funded ENGINE program organized by Technoserve, Ghana. This year Maxwell was awarded as the best pig farmer in the Yolo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern region.
He has since 2008 been working for the GIZ in Accra, Ghana but has since November 2016 resigned to concentrate on running the farm as General Manager. A feature on him by the Business and Financial Times.
Maame Boatemaa Hammond
Boatemaa is a director of the farm, her responsibilities include but not limited to the monitoring of the directors, and to act in the interest of all stakeholders. She is a Human Resource and Communication professional with over eight years experience and brings her experience in shaping the vision of the farm.
She started her career with Dredging International GmbH having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana. She also holds certificates in communications from the Ghana Institute of Journalism where she completed a Masters Degree in Development Communication in 2016. She is also author of several articles and publications and has also participated and contributed to some workshops and conference in her scope of work.
Currently she work’s as Group Corporate Affairs Coordinator at Golden Star Resources with a portfolio including communications, administration and management of the Group corporate office.