+ Executive Committee


Guy Hayward (49)
Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Risk and Social and Ethics Committees
Appointed 2001
BCom, CTA (UCT), CA (SA)
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, was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2001 and Chief Operating Officer in May 2012, before becoming Chief Executive Officer in June 2014. Guy is also chairman of the Hilton College Endowment Foundation.
Johannes van Lierop (48)
Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Risk Committee
Appointed 2015
Hotel and Catering Management Degree, Bachelor of Business Economics, RA (Amsterdam)
Johannes did his articles with EY and graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1997 as a Registered Accountant (RA or CA equivalent). After three years at the Dutch Development Agency, working in Cotonou Benin he spent over a decade at Diageo in various capacities in Nigeria, Jamaica, the UK, Hungary, The Netherlands and again in Nigeria where he was CFO, IT procurement director and a member of the board at Guinness Nigeria up to 2011. Since then, Johannes has been working in Nairobi, Kenya for Bharti Airtel Africa, the fourth largest mobile operation in the world. After three years as Africa CFO he took on the role of Africa Programme Director, driving business development and business integration for the Africa region. Johannes was appointed as Massmart’s Chief Financial Officer on 12 March 2015.
Neville Dunn (46)
Divisional Chief Executive of Masscash Wholesale
Appointed 2002
BCom (Natal), CA (SA)
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.
Norman Gray (58)
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Appointed 2015
MBA (UK), FCMI (UK), Dip Mgmt (UK). CRMA & Certified Ethics Officer
Norman is our past Chief Audit Executive. He has been a retailer for more than 40 years with 24 of these having been at Massmart. He has significant operational, IT, Risk, Supply Chain and Governance experience. Norman is a founding individual member of the South African Institute of Ethics, and was a member of the King III internal audit sub-committee.
Doug Jones (42)
Divisional Chief Executive of Masswarehouse, Chairman of the Food Forum, Chairman of Fruitspot and Makro Logistics Services and Chairman of Massmart Corporate University's School of Management Development
Appointed 2012
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 Doug moved to Toronto, Canada with Deloitte. After spending a year with MarketLink Enterprises, an eCommerce consultancy, he joined 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.
Brian Leroni (50)
Group Corporate Affairs Executive and member of the Social and Ethics Committee
Appointed 2007
BA (Wits), MPhil (Stellenbosch)
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.
Pearl Maphoshe (46)
Group Human Capital Executive, Chairperson of the HR Forum and member of the Social and Ethics Committee
Appointed 2007
BA (Hons), HDipEd (Durban-Westville), MA (London)
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. Pearl serves on the council at the University of Zululand. She is a member of the executive committee of the Council and she serves as the Chairperson of the HR and Remuneration committee of the Council. Pearl is the Chairperson of the Wholesale and Retail SETA Board.
Michael Spivey (51)
Massmart General Counsel and a member of the Risk Committee
Appointed 2011
BSc and Juris Doctorate (University of Arkansas), Master’s in Law in International Banking and Finance (Boston University).
Mike joined Massmart in 2011. 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.
Llewellyn Steeneveldt (46)
Group Commercial Executive and Chairman of the Real Estate Committee and TIP and Operations Forums
Appointed 2009
BSc Eng (Phys Met), GDE (Industrial), MBA
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 (50)
Divisional Chief Executive of Cambridge Food and Chairman of the General Merchandise Forum
Appointed 2005
BCom, BAcc (Wits), CA (SA)
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1989, Kevin consulted at both the Strategy Group (Deloitte) and Gemini Consulting. He 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.
Llewellyn Walters (51)
Divisional Chief Executive of Massbuild, Chairman of the Africa and the Supply Chain Forums
Appointed 2008
BA, LLB (Wits)
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.
Robin Wright (59)
Divisional Chief Executive of Massdiscounters
Appointed 1998
BCom (Natal), CA (SA)
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 in June 2013, assumed responsibility for the Massdiscounters Division. He remains a member of the Massmart Executive Committee.
Ilan Zwarenstein (40)
Outgoing Group Financial Director
Appointed 2012
BCom, BAcc, CA (SA)
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. Ilan held the position of Group Financial Director from May 2012 to March 2015.