Leadership

Pick n Pay Stores Limited has a strong, experienced and diverse Board with a good balance of skills. Each director makes a valuable contribution relevant to their individual field of expertise, whether retail, finance, law, strategy or information technology.

Gareth Ackerman

GARETH ACKERMAN
Chairman

Appointed 1990
Qualifications BSocSci, CMS and AMP (Oxon)

  • Board committee membership
    Chairman

    Corporate governance committee
    Nominations committee

    Member

    Remuneration committee
    Employee share incentive trust

Richard Brasher

RICHARD BRASHER Chief Executive Officer

Appointed 2013
Qualifications BSc (Hons)

Richard van Rensburg

RICHARD VAN RENSBURG Chief Information Systems Officer

Appointed 2009
Qualifications CA(SA)

Lerena Olivier

LERENA OLIVIER Chief Finance Officer

Appointed 2019
Qualifications CA(SA)

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman

SUZANNE ACKERMAN-BERMAN Executive director

Appointed 2010
Qualifications BA, Fellow: Aspen Business Institute; First Movers

Jonathan Ackerman

JONATHAN ACKERMAN Executive director

Appointed 2010
Qualifications BA Marketing

David Robins

DAVID ROBINS Non-executive director

Appointed 2002
Qualifications BBusSci

David Friedland

DAVID FRIEDLAND Independent Non-executive director

Appointed 2013
Qualifications CA(SA)

  • Board committee membership
    Member

    Audit, risk and compliance committee
    Corporate finance committee
    Corporate governance committee

    Other listed company directorships

    Investec Limited
    Investec plc
    The Foschini Group Limited

Audrey Mothupi

AUDREY MOTHUPI Independent non-executive director

Appointed 2013
Qualifications BA (Hons)

  • Board committee membership
    Member

    Audit, risk and compliance committee
    Remuneration committee
    Corporate finance committee
    Nominations committee
    Employee share incentive trust

    Other listed company directorships

    Life Healthcare Group

Hugh Herman

HUGH HERMAN Independent non-executive director

Appointed 1976
Qualifications BA LLB, LLD (HC)

  • Board committee membership
    Chairman

    Remuneration committee

    Member

    Audit, risk and compliance committee
    Corporate finance committee
    Employee share incentive trust

Jeff van Rooyen

JEFF VAN ROOYEN Lead independent non-executive director

Appointed 2007
Qualifications  CA(SA)

  • Board committee membership
    Chairman

    Audit, risk and compliance committee

    Member

    Remuneration committee
    Corporate finance committee
    Corporate governance committee
    Employee share incentive trust

    Other listed company directorships

    Exxaro Resources Limited

Alex Moshole

ALEX MATHOLE Independent non-executive director

Appointed 2016
Qualifications Bluris LLB

  • Board committee membership
    Member

    Corporate finance committee
    Nominations committee
    Social and ethics committee

Aboubakar (Bakar) Jakoet

BAKAR JAKOET Non-executive Director

Appointed 2019
Qualifications CA(SA)

  • Board committee membership
    Member

    Remuneration committee
    Social and ethics committee

    Other listed company directorships

    Oceana Group

Debra Muller

DEBRA MULLER Company Secretary

Appointed 2010
Qualifications BA LLB
Years of service 13

Honorary Life Presidents
Gareth Ackerman

RAYMOND ACKERMAN

53 years of service

  • Raymond founded Pick n Pay in 1967. He was CEO of the Group until 1999, when the roles of Chairman and CEO were split. He remained Chairman until 2002 at which time Gareth Ackerman was appointed in his stead. In 2010 he was reappointed as Chairman of Pick n Pay Holdings Limited RF and retired from the Pick n Pay Stores Limited Board, when Gareth was appointed Chairman of Pick n Pay Stores Limited. He has won many accolades over the years as a leader, a businessman, a humanitarian and as the champion of the consumer.

Gareth Ackerman

WENDY ACKERMAN

53 years of service

  • Wendy is one of the founding executives of Pick n Pay. She was appointed to the Board in 1981. She retired from the Pick n Pay Stores Limited Board in 2010. She remains integral to employee liaison, employee benefits and the management of extensive bursary funds. Mrs Ackerman has been widely recognised for her contribution to education, arts and culture, and environmental conservation throughout South Africa.