Board of directors

Executive Directors

Mark Blair

Chief Executive Officer

 
Year appointed
2006
Qualifications
CA(SA)

Mark Stirton

Chief Financial Officer

 
Year appointed
2019
Qualifications
CA(SA), FCMA, CGMA

Steve Ellis

Alternate Executive Director

 
Year appointed
2005
Alternate to Mark Blair
Qualifications
CA(SA)

Non Executive Directors

Stewart Cohen

Honorary Chairman & Co-Founder

 
Year appointed
1986
Qualifications
BCom, LLB, MBA

Nigel Payne

Chairman

 
Year appointed
2007
Qualifications
CA(SA), MBL
Other Directorships
Alexander Forbes Holdings Ltd
Bidcorp Ltd
Strate (Pty) Ltd
Vukile Property Fund Ltd

Mark Bowman

Lead independent, non-executive director

 
Year appointed
2017
Qualifications
BCom (Finance), MBA
Other Directorships
Tiger Brands Ltd
Dis-Chem Pharmacies Ltd
Grand Parade Investments Ltd

Daisy Naidoo

Independent, non-executive director

 
Year appointed
2012
Qualifications
CA(SA), MCom(Tax)
Other Directorships
Anglo American Platinum Ltd
ABSA Group Ltd
ABSA Financial Services Limited
Hudaco Industries Ltd
Strate (Pty) Ltd
Redefine Properties Ltd

Jane Canny

Independent, non-executive director

 
Year appointed
2021
Qualifications
FCG (CS, CPG, ACC)
Fellow of Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa
Other Directorships
The Spar Group Ltd

Keith Getz

Non-executive director

 
Year appointed
2005
Qualifications
BProc, LLM
Other Directorships
Spur International Ltd
Kerzner Cape Properties (Pty) Ltd
Strate (Pty) Ltd
Trematon Capital Investments Ltd
Ingenuity Property Investments Ltd

Lucia Swartz

Independent, non-executive director

 
Year appointed
2020
Qualifications
BA, Diploma in Human Resources Management, Advanced Management Programme

Mmaboshadi Chauke

Independent, non-executive director

 
Year appointed
2018
Qualifications
CA (SA)
Other Directorships
The Small Enterprise Foundation
Mamor Investments (Pty) Ltd
AfroCentric Investment Corporation Limited
Santam Ltd

Neill Abrams

Alternate Director

 
Year appointed
2010
Alternate to Stewart Cohen
Qualifications
BA, LLB, LLM
Other Directorships
Ocado Group Plc

Executive Leadership

Mark Blair

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Stirton

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Ellis

Alternate Director

Divisional heads - Trading divisions

Donovan Baney

Managing Director

Clint Larsson

Managing Director

Arn de Haas

Managing Director

Praneel Nundkumar

Managing Director

Ndumiso Manganye

Managing Director

Sally-Anne Jackson

Managing Director

Roger Maingard

Managing Director

Andrew Smith

Joint Managing Director

Shane Dryden

Joint Managing Director

Divisional heads - Support Services

Russell van Rensburg

People

Kim Sim

Technology

Antoinette Joubert

Strategy

Werner Pelser

Logistics

Suren Roopnarian

Combined Assurance

Richard van Heerden

Property

Janis Cheadle

ESG and Company Secretary

Matthew Wariner

Investor Relations and Stakeholder Engagement

Where ordinary people do extraordinary things - Stewart CohenWhere ordinary people do extraordinary things - Stewart Cohen

Commitment statement

Integrity, competence, responsibility, accountability, fairness and transparency are the key pillars for ethical and effective leadership and the starting point of good corporate governance. From the board and executive leadership to store associates, both individually and collectively, every group associate should do the right thing and display these key traits to enable delivery of appropriate outputs. Good corporate governance is aspirational and must be continuously monitored, adapted and improved. The disruptions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the strength of the board’s leadership through consistent application of and continued commitment to the group’s beliefs. This ensured the group’s strategic direction and core values were uncompromised during the unprecedented past year. Governance practices must continue to be aligned and enable value creation through the achievement of group strategy.

The beliefs of Passion, Value and Partnership (refer page 9) and as expanded on in the group’s code of conduct, is the group’s internalisation of ethics and the standard of conduct against which each director and the board is measured.

Mr Price is Fit for Growth to provide opportunities for suppliers, value for customers, career prospects for associates, and superior returns for shareholders. - Nigel Payne, ChairmanMr Price is Fit for Growth to provide opportunities for suppliers, value for customers, career prospects for associates, and superior returns for shareholders. - Nigel Payne, Chairman

Code of conduct

The code of conduct, which formalises the group’s stance on various ethical issues, includes and upholds the group’s commitment to human rights, equal opportunity, fair treatment, forced and child labour, environment, and anti-bribery and corruption principles.

The code of conduct is published on the group’s website and is incorporated into associate employment contracts and contractual arrangements with suppliers and other service providers. The externally facilitated KPMG FairCall hotline provides a confidential mechanism for associates and third parties to report non-compliance with the code of conduct.

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