Leadership

The Board takes overall responsibility for the performance of the Group, ensuring that the Group is managed in a transparent, equitable and responsible manner. Members of the Board operate as a resource for executives in the implementation of strategy and policy.

Pick n Pay Stores Limited has a strong and balanced Board of directors. Each director makes a valuable contribution relevant to their individual field of expertise, whether retail, finance, law, strategy or information technology. All directors demonstrate sound judgement, effective communication skills and the ability and willingness to participate in meaningful and robust debate. All members have provided strong ethical leadership. All members of the Board share the strong values of the Pick n Pay Group.

Gareth Ackerman

Gareth Ackerman Chairman
Non-executive director

Age 59
Appointed 1990
Qualifications BSocSci, CMS (Oxon)

  • Board committee membership
    Chairman

    Corporate governance committee
    Nominations committee

Richard Brasher

Richard Brasher Chief Executive Officer
Executive director

Age 55
Appointed 2013
Qualifications BSC (Hons)

Richard van Rensburg

Richard van Rensburg Deputy Chief Executive
Executive Director

Age 54
Appointed 2009
Qualifications CA(SA)

Aboubakar (Bakar) Jakoet

Aboubakar (Bakar) Jakoet Chief Finance Officer
Executive director

Age 59
Appointed 2011
Qualifications CA(SA)

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman Executive director

Age 54
Appointed 2010
Qualifications BA, Fellow: Aspen Business Institute; First Movers

  • Board committee membership
    Chairman

    Social and ethics committee

    Directorships

    Alternate director of Pick n Pay Holdings Limited RF

Jonathan Ackerman

Jonathan Ackerman Executive director

Age 49
Appointed 2010
Qualifications BA Marketing

David Robins

David Robins Non-executive director

Age 63
Appointed 2002
Qualifications BBusSci

David Friedland

David Friedland Independent Non-executive director

Age 63
Appointed 2013
Qualifications CA(SA)

  • Other listed company directorships

    Investec Limited, Investec plc, The Foschini Group Limited, Independent non-executive director of Pick n Pay Stores Limited

Audrey Mothupi

Audrey Mothupi Independent non-executive director

Age 46
Appointed 2013
Qualifications BA (Hons)

  • Board committee membership
    Member

    Audit, risk and compliance committee,  Corporate finance committee

Hugh Herman

Hugh Herman Lead independent non-executive director

Age 76
Appointed 1976
Qualifications Attorney

  • Board committee membership
    Chairman

    Remuneration committee

    Member

    Audit, risk and compliance committee
    Corporate finance committee

    Other listed company directorships

    Growthpoint Properties Limited, Pick n Pay Holdings Limited RF

Jeff van Rooyen

Jeff van Rooyen Independent non-executive director

Age 67
Appointed 2007
Qualifications  BCom (SA), Hons BCompt SA, CA(SA)

  • Board committee membership
    Chairman

    Audit, risk and compliance committee

    Member

    Corporate finance committee
    Corporate governance committee

    Other listed company directorships

    MTN Group Limited,Exxaro Resources Limited, Pick n Pay Holdings Limited RF

Lorato Phalatse

Lorato Phalatse Independent non-executive director

Age 56
Appointed 2010
Qualifications BA (Hons), MA

  • Other listed company directorships

    The Bidvest Group, Bid Corporation Limited

Alex Moshole

Alex Mathole Independent non-executive director

Age 44
Appointed 2016
Qualifications Bluris LPB

Debra Muller

Debra Muller Company Secretary

Age 54
Appointed 2010
Qualifications Attorney
Years of service 10

Honorary Life Presidents
Gareth Ackerman

Raymond Ackerman Honorary Life President

50 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 Honorary Life President

50 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.