EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

GRANT PATTISON (42)
BSC (ENG) (HONS) (UCT)

Chief Executive Officer

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NEVILLE DUNN (44)
BCOM (NATAL), CA(SA)

Divisional Managing Director of
Masscash Wholesale

Neville graduated from University of Natal (Durban) in 1990 with a BCom in Accounting followed by a Post Graduate Diploma and after serving articles with Deloitte and Touche, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. From 1995, Neville held various financial roles with Robertsons Proprietary Limited and then with The Hub (a division of the Mr Price Group), and in 2002 joined Masscash as Financial Director, becoming Operations Director in 2008. In February 2012, Neville was appointed Divisional Managing Director, Masscash Wholesale and became a member of the Massmart
Executive Committee.

PEARL MAPHOSHE (44)
BA (HONS), HDIPED (DURBAN-WESTVILLE),
MA (LONDON)

Group Human Capital Executive, Chairperson
of the HR Forum and member of the Social and
Ethics Committee

Prior to joining Massdiscounters Pearl worked for Telkom and Old Mutual and for Umgeni Water as General Manager: Corporate Services. Prior to assuming responsibility for Human Capital on the Massmart Executive Committee from August 2007, Pearl was Director of Human Resources at Massdiscounters. Pearl is also a guest lecturer and external examiner on the MBA programme at the University of Kwazulu Natal. She brings broad experience in managing and developing human capital to the Group.

LLEWELLYN STEENEVELDT (44)
BSC ENG (PHYS MET), GDE (INDUSTRIAL), MBA

Group Commercial Executive and Chairman of the Real Estate and Operations Forums

Llewellyn graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1991 as a Physical Metallurgist. After seven years with Tongaat-Hulett group and three years with the Industrial Development Corporation, Llewellyn joined Massmart as Business Analyst in 2002. He has since held various positions within the Group, including Executive Assistant to the CEO and Managing Director of Builders Express. Llewellyn was appointed Group Commercial Executive and joined the Massmart Executive Committee in July 2009.

KEVIN VYVYAN-DAY (48)
BCOM, BACC (WITS), CA(SA)

Divisional Chief Executive of Cambridge Food, member of the Risk Committee and Chairman of the General Merchandise Forum

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1989, Kevin consulted at both the Strategy Group (Deloitte) and Gemini Consulting.

Kevin joined UPD as Group Operations and Systems Director in 1995 and became Group Chief Executive Officer in 1996. Kevin joined Massmart as Divisional Chief Executive responsible for Makro and as a member of the Massmart Executive Committee in 2005. In September 2012, Kevin was appointed Divisional Chief Executive responsible for Cambridge Food.

 

GUY HAYWARD (47)
BCOM, CTA (UCT), CA(SA)

Chief Operating Officer

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DOUG JONES (40)
BCOM, PGDA (UCT), CA(SA)

Divisional Managing Director of Masswarehouse and Chairman of Massmart Retirement Funds

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 Doug moved to Canada with Deloitte. He worked for Coca-Cola Enterprises in Toronto for a number of years before returning to South Africa to join ABI (The Soft Drink Division of SAB Limited). Doug joined Makro as Finance Director in 2007 and became Commercial Director in 2010. Doug was appointed Divisional Managing Director in September 2012, and joined the Massmart Executive Committee at
the same time.

MNCANE MTHUNZI (41)
BCOM (ECONOMICS), PMD, GEDP (GIBS)

Group Supplier Development Executive

Mncane is the former CEO of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA), an industry association for the retailers, manufactures and service providers. He has been the Managing Director of the Black Management Forum (BMF) for a period of three years. Prior to joining the BMF he worked for Microsoft as an Enterprise Strategy Consultant and later in a Sales Executive role within Microsoft. He was also a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mncane started his career at Accenture, where he worked in a number of industries both locally and internationally handling large-scale systems integrations and business solutions for a number of clients.

His leadership and stakeholder involvement includes being a member of Board of Trustees of Accenture’s Akha Trust and Independent Non-executive Director of Adcorp Holdings Ltd. Mncane’s career span is across a number of industries which include Transport, Industrial Products, Retail, Telecommunications, Broadcasting, Information Technology and the Government. Mncane joined the Massmart Executive Committee in October 2011.

LLEWELLYN WALTERS (49)
BA, LLB (WITS)

Divisional Chief Executive of Massbuild and Chairman of the Supply Chain Forum

Llewellyn spent thirteen years in the banking industry where he held senior positions in a number of specialist financial institutions before joining ABSA. In June 2003, Llewellyn joined Super Group, a
JSE-listed supply chain and logistics company where his last position was Divisional MD responsible for the group’s African operations. He joined Massmart in November 2008 as Divisional Chief Executive for Builders Warehouse, later becoming responsible for the whole division, and was appointed to the Massmart Executive Committee upon joining.

 

 

 

 

ILAN ZWARENSTEIN (38)
BCOM BACC, CA(SA)

Financial Director

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BRIAN LERONI (48)
BA (WITS), MPHIL (STELLENBOSCH)

Group Corporate Affairs Executive and invited member of the Social and Ethics Committee

Brian’s work experience includes executive positions at Masstores Proprietary Limited, an associate partner at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Marketing Director at CNA. He joined Massmart as Group Projects Executive in September 2004 and was appointed Group Corporate Affairs Executive in September 2005. Brian joined the Massmart Executive Committee in July 2007.

MICHAEL SPIVEY (49)
BSC (UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS), MASTER’S IN
LAW IN INTERNATIONAL BANKING AND FINANCE
(BOSTON UNIVERSITY), JURIS DOCTORATE (JD)

Massmart General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Mike joined Massmart in 2011 following the Walmart transaction. He has a multi-faceted 20 year global business career that includes transactional, regulatory, finance and business development experiences. At Walmart, Mike provided legal and regulatory compliance counsel to numerous segments of the business. As a leader at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Mike served as a senior attorney focusing on cross-border trade and structured transactions, and later led the Bank’s sales, marketing and product development operations.

Early in his career, Mike lived in Budapest, Hungary and worked as an associate with an international law firm and a foreign trade bank where he specialized in cross-border merger and acquisition transactions. At Massmart, Mike directs the company’s legal, regulatory and ethics affairs and serves on the Massmart Executive Committee.

ROBIN WRIGHT (57)
BCOM (NATAL), CA(SA)

Group Food Executive and Chairman of the Food
and Liquor Forum

After graduating from Natal University with a BCom degree and qualifying with his CA (SA) in 1978, Robin spent six years in retailing and wholesaling at WG Brown before founding CCW in 1985. In 1998, he sold a controlling interest in CCW to Massmart and was appointed to the Massmart Executive Committee. He led the acquisition and integration of Browns and Weirs, and has spearheaded the growth of the Division to become South Africa’s leading food wholesaler. In February 2012, Robin was appointed Group Food Executive and he remains a member of the Massmart Executive Committee.