EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Guy Hayward
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
BCom, CTA (UCT), CA(SA)
Member of the Risk and Social and Ethics Committees
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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.
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Johannes van Lierop
Chief Financial Officer
Appointed 2015
Hotel and Catering Management Degree, Bachelor of Business Economics, Chartered Accountant – RA (Amsterdam)
Member of the Risk Committee
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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. Following that, Johannes worked in Nairobi, Kenya, for Bharti Airtel Africa, one of the largest mobile operations 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.
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Jane Bruyns
Group Human Capital Executive
Appointed 2015
Henley Management College – MBA, Business; Diploma in Management, Business
Chairman of the HR Forum
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Prior to joining Massmart, Jane worked for Masscash as HR Director from February 2006 until April 2015. Jane has 22 years’ experience as an HR Generalist in the Wholesale and Retail industry ranging from Recruitment, Learning & Development, Union Negotiations, Performance & Development Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics. Jane’s specialities include Coaching and Leadership Development and Organisational Ethics.
Whilst at Henley Jane was awarded the prize for outstanding academic achievement for leadership effectiveness and the prize for outstanding academic achievement for managing people.
Jane joined the Massmart Executive Committee in May 2015.
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Neville Dunn
Divisional Chief Executive of Masscash Wholesale
Appointed 2012
BCom (Natal), CA(SA)
Chairman of the Liquor Forum
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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 Chief Executive of Masscash Wholesale and became a member of the Massmart Executive Committee.
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Norman Gray
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Appointed 2015
MBA (UK), FCMI (UK), Dip Mgmt (UK), CRMA & Certified Ethics Officer
Member of the Risk Committee
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Norman has been a retailer for more than 40 years with 25 of these having been at Massmart. He has significant Audit, Operational and Governance experience.
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Gerhard Hayes
Group Financial Services Executive
Appointed 2015
BCom Hons, Economics, (Unisa) BEc, Economics (Stellenbosch University)
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After graduating from Stellenbosch, Gerhard joined the Shoprite Group in 1998 as a project manager for Financial & Value-Added Services. A few years later he completed his B.Comm (Hons) degree and was also promoted to General Manager of Financial & Value Added Services. While he was there he was also appointed as General Manager of the Shoprite Checkers Pharmaceutical Division where he established the Medi+Rite pharmaceutical chain. In 2007 he was also appointed CEO of Computicket. After successfully building and integrating Medirite pharmacies and Computicket into the Shoprite Checkers chain, Gerhard was appointed to the Shoprite Checkers board in 2009 as Director of Financial and Value-Added Services. Gerhard joined Massmart as the Group Financial Services Executive in November 2015.
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Doug Jones
Divisional Chief Executive of Masswarehouse
Appointed 2012
BCom, PGDA (UCT), CA(SA)
Chairman of the Food Forum and Chairman of Massmart Corporate University’s School of Management Development
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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. He was appointed as Divisional CEO in April 2014, and was Chairman of the Massmart Pension and Provident Funds from 2009 until 2015.
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Brian Leroni
Group Corporate Affairs Executive
Appointed 2007
BA (Wits), MPhil (Stellenbosch)
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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.
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Mike Spivey
Massmart General Counsel
Appointed 2011
BSc and Juris Doctorate (University of Arkansas), Master’s in Law in International Banking and Finance (Boston University)
Member of the Risk Committee
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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, the Real Estate Committee and the Ethics & Compliance Committee.
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Llewellyn Steeneveldt
Group Commercial Executive
Appointed 2009
BSc Eng (Phys Met), GDE (Industrial), MBA
Chairman of the Real Estate Committee and Chairman of the TIP and Operations Forums
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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.
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Kevin Vyvyan-Day
Divisional Chief Executive of Masscash Retail
Appointed 2005
BCom, BAcc (Wits), CA(SA)
Chairman of the General Merchandise Forum
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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.
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Llewellyn Walters
Divisional Chief Executive of Massbuild
Appointed 2008
BA, LLB (Wits)
Chairman of the Africa and the Supply Chain Forums
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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.
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Robin Wright
Divisional Chief Executive of Massdiscounters
Appointed 1998
BCom (Natal), CA(SA)
Chairman of the Cellular Forum
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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.
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