Grant Pattison (39)

BSc (Eng) (Hons) (UCT)

Chief Executive Officer, member of the Strategy and Investment Committee.

Guy Hayward (45)


Chief Financial Officer, member of the Risk, and Strategy and Investment Committees.

Appointed 7 December 2004.
Grant graduated from the University of Cape Town as an electrical engineer. After four years with the Anglo American group and two years consulting with The Monitor Group, Grant joined Massmart as Executive Assistant to the Executive Chairman in 1998. He has since held various positions within the Group, including Managing Director of Massdiscounters and Group Commercial Executive. He joined the Executive Committee in 2000 and the Board in 2004, becoming Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2005, Chief Executive Officer Designate in 2006 and Chief Executive Officer on 1 July 2007.

Appointed 15 May 2001.
Guy graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1986 and, after serving articles with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. During the 1990s he held senior financial roles at Malbak and CNA Gallo in South Africa and at Goldman Sachs in London. He joined Massmart as Group Financial Executive in 2000 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2001. Guy is also a Governor of Hilton College.

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