EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

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

Chief Executive Officer and member of the Social and Ethics Committee
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.

 

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

Chief Operating Officer
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 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. In May 2012 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer. Guy is also a Governor of Hilton College.

 

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

Financial Director
Appointed 7 May 2012

Ilan graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1997. After completing his articles in 2000, he remained with Grant Thornton where he served as a manager in Corporate Finance and in Audit. In February 2003, Ilan was appointed as a partner at Grant Thornton. He joined Massmart at the end of 2005 as Group Finance Executive and was appointed Company Secretary in 2006. In May 2012 Ilan was appointed as Financial Director.