BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Governance practices
are regularly reviewed
to align
with legislative and regulatory changes
 

  David Nurek  

David Nurek (60)

Independent non-executive chairman

Dip Law,  Grad Dip Company Law,
Chairman of the nominations committee
Member of the audit and risk, remuneration and transformation committees
 

Appointed June 1997

David practised as an attorney with Sonnenberg Hoffman Galombik for 32 years, including 23 years as a partner and director. He joined Investec Group in 2000 and is regional chairman of the group’s Western Cape businesses and global head of legal risk for the Investec Group. He is non-executive chairman of Distell Group, Foschini Group and Lewis Group, and a non-executive director of Aspen Pharmacare, Sun International, Trencor and Mobile Industries.

       
  Fatima Abrahams  

Fatima Abrahams (48)

Independent non-executive director

B Econ (Hons) (cum laude), M Com and D Com
Chairman of the remuneration and transformation committees
Member of the nominations committee
 

Appointed March 2008

Professor Abrahams is an academic, experienced company director and a registered industrial psychologist. She is currently a senior professor at the University of the Western Cape, having also served as dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Professor Abrahams is chairperson of TSiBA Education, a non-profit private higher educational institution, and is a non-executive director of Foschini Group and Lewis Group.

       
  John Bester  

John Bester (64)

Independent non-executive director

B Com (Hons), CA(SA), CMS (Oxon),
Chairman of the audit and risk committee
Member of the remuneration committee
 

Appointed October 2008

John served as a partner of Ernst & Young for 10 years and has held financial director positions in commerce and industry. He is a non-executive director of Personal Trust International, HomeChoice Holdings and Western Province Rugby (Proprietary) Limited, and a trustee of the Children’s Hospital Trust.

       
  Bertina Engelbrecht  

Bertina Engelbrecht (47)

Group human resources director

B Proc, LL M, admitted attorney ,
Member of the transformation committee

Appointed as a director in March 2008

An experienced human resources professional, Bertina joined Clicks Group in July 2006. She was previously general manager for Shell SA Energy and regional human resources manager for Shell Oil Products Africa. Prior to this Bertina was director of organisational effectiveness at Sea Harvest, managed her own consultancy practice and spent eight years with Transnet. Bertina was appointed as a non-executive director of Kagiso Trust Investments in July 2008.

       
  Michael Harvey  

Michael Harvey (41)

Managing director, Clicks

Member of the transformation committee

Appointed as a director in April 2006

Michael joined Clicks as a management trainee in 1989. After gaining experience in store management he assumed responsibility for regional operations in the Gauteng area and later in the Eastern and Western Cape. He was appointed marketing director of Clicks in 2000 and the following year moved to Discom, then part of the group, where he was appointed managing director in 2002. Michael was appointed managing director of Clicks in February 2005.

       
  Fatima Jakoet  

Fatima Jakoet (50)

Independent non-executive director

B Sc, CTA, CA (SA), Higher certificate in financial markets
Member of the audit and risk committee


Appointed March 2008

After spending six years in the auditing profession, Fatima went on to lecture in financial accounting and then spent over a decade in various positions in corporate South Africa. Fatima is a non-executive director of the SA Reserve Bank Group, Metropolitan Holdings Group, Tongaat Hulett and MTN West and Central Africa Region.

       
  David Kneale  

David Kneale (56)

Chief executive officer

B A
Member of the transformation committee
 

Appointed as a director in April 2006

David was appointed chief executive officer of Clicks Group in January 2006. He was previously chief commercial officer of health and beauty retailer, Boots Group plc, in the United Kingdom. During his career at Boots David held positions in finance, buying and marketing before being appointed director of merchandise and marketing in 1995 and managing director of international retail development in 1997. After three years as managing director of Waterstone’s Booksellers and a director of HMV Group, he returned to Boots in 2002 as director of trading and was appointed chief commercial officer in January 2003.

       
  N kaki Matlala  

Dr Nkaki Matlala (57)

Independent non-executive director

B Sc, M Sc, M D, M Med (Surgery), FCS
 

Appointed in  August 2010

Dr Matlala is an experienced surgeon and is currently the chief clinical officer and a director of Medi-Clinic Southern Africa. He was deputy president of the National Medical and Dental Association in the late eighties, and worked for a number of years in academic medicine and private surgical practice before establishing Safika Health in 1999. He joined Medi-Clinic in 2005. Dr Matlala is the chairman of the Hospital Association of South Africa, and a founder member and chairperson of Phodiso Holdings, a healthcare investment company.

       
  Martin Rosen  

Martin Rosen (60)

Independent non-executive director

Member of the nominations committee
 

Appointed April 2006

Martin is an accomplished retailer and marketer, having spent 33 years with Pick n Pay before starting his own marketing consultancy in 2004. After 17 years in the retail operations of Pick n Pay, Martin was appointed group marketing director in 1998 and managing director of Pick n Pay Group Enterprises in 2001.

       
  Keith Warburton  

Keith Warburton (52)

Chief financial officer

B Com, CT, CA (SA)
 

Appointed as a director in April 2006

Keith has extensive experience in senior financial management in the retail sector. He was previously financial director of Metro Cash and Carry and later financial director and deputy managing director of Score Supermarkets. Keith was appointed financial director of Truworths in 1997 and two years later joined HomeChoice Holdings as chief operating officer. He left the corporate environment in 2001 to establish a business consultancy and joined Clicks Group as chief financial officer in September 2005. Keith has resigned from the group with effect from 31 March 2011.