Board of Directors


David Nurek

Independent non-executive chairman

Dip Law, Grad Dip Company Law

Chairman of the social and ethics committee

Member of the remuneration and nomination committee

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, Lewis Group and The Foschini Group, and a non-executive director
of Trencor.


Fatima Abrahams

Independent non-executive director

B Econ (Hons) (cum laude), M Com and D Com

Chairperson of the remuneration and nominations committee

Member of the social
and ethics committee

Appointed March 2008

Prof. 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. Prof. Abrahams is chairperson of TSiBA Education, a non-profit private higher educational institution, and is a non-executive director of Iliad Africa, Lewis Group and The Foschini Group.


John Bester

Independent non-executive director

B Com (Hons), CA (SA), CMS (Oxon)

Chairperson of the audit and risk committee

Member of the remuneration and nominations committee

Appointed October 2008

John spent 16 years in the accounting profession, including serving as a partner of Ernst & Young for 10 years. He has been involved in commerce and industry for a further 30 years, holding a number of financial directorships during this time. He is a non-executive director of Personal Trust International, HomeChoice Holdings, Sovereign Food Investments and Western Province Rugby Proprietary Limited, as well as a trustee of the Children’s Hospital Trust.


Bertina Engelbrecht

Group human resources director

B Proc, LL M, admitted attorney

Member of the social
and ethics 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.


Michael Fleming

Chief financial officer

B Com, CTA, CA (SA)

Appointed as a director
in March 2011

Michael joined the Clicks Group in February 2011 and was previously chief financial officer of Tiger Brands Limited. He joined the Tiger Brands group in 2000 was appointed as financial executive of the Tiger Brands consumer brands division in 2005 and promoted to chief financial officer in June 2008. During his tenure as CFO of Tiger Brands, Michael also served as a non-executive director of Oceana Group Limited.




















Fatima Jakoet

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 MMI Holdings, Tongaat Hulett, Rand Refinery, and MTN West and Central Africa (WECA) region.


David Kneale

Chief executive officer


Member of the social
and ethics 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.


Nkaki Matlala

Independent non-executive director

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

Member of the audit
and risk, and social
and ethics committees

Appointed in August 2010

Dr Matlala is an experienced teacher and surgeon and is currently executive director: government and stakeholder relations at Mediclinic 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 Mediclinic in 2005.
Dr Matlala is a member of the Hospital Association of South Africa board and a founding member and chairman of Phodiso Clinics, a healthcare investment company.


Martin Rosen

Independent non-executive director

Member of the remuneration and 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.