Gareth Ackerman

Chairman of the corporate governance committe

Chairman of the corporate governance committee and the nominations committee
An executive at Pick n Pay for 15 years until 1999, Gareth headed up various
divisions and served as Joint Group Managing Director and the Managing Director of
Pick n Pay Group Enterprises. He was appointed to the Board in 1990 as an
executive director, until becoming a non-executive director in 1999. From 2002 to
2010 Gareth was Chairman of Pick n Pay Holdings Limited, which at that time was
the ultimate holding company of the Group. In 2010 he was appointed non-executive
Chairman of Pick n Pay Stores Limited.
Among his other involvements, Gareth is co-chair of the Consumer Goods Council of
South Africa, and is previous co-chair of the international Consumer Goods Forum.
He is also a Trustee of the Masisizane Fund and was a Member of the International
Board of the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO). He chairs the Ackerman Family


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    Many businesses are struggling to survive due to restrictions, and whilst we understand and support measures to protect lives and livelihoods, this has to be balanced with also protecting jobs and businesses. There is no time for more talk shop. We need to roll up our sleeves and work together to build SA, its people and the economy.