BOARD MEMBERS

CHAIRPERSON

Thandiwe ZuluMS THANDIWE ZULU

Thandiwe Zulu worked for the Black Sash as Paralegal Caseworker between August 1997 and October 1999. She rejoined the organization in June 2007 as Regional Manager for the Gauteng office, responsible for Gauteng, North West and Limpopo. Thandiwe holds a Social Work Degree from the University of the Western Cape, a Diploma in Labour Relations (Damelin College), a Certificate in Industrial Relations (Wits Business School) and a Certificate in Business Management (UNISA- School of Management).


DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON

 MICHAEL LAWRENCEMR MICHAEL LAWRENCE

Michael Lawrence is the Executive Director of The National Clothing Retail Federation (NCRF). He represents the NCRF on various entities including at Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the National Economic and Development Council (NEDLAC). Michael also serves as a director on several Commercial Boards, including Businesses in Civils Construction and Power Systems.


NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

CONSUMER BODY REPRESENTATIVES

CLIF JOHNSTONMR CLIF JOHNSTON  – SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CONSUMER UNION

Clif Johnston holds a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and, during his long career at SABS, was involved in all aspects of standardization and conformity assessment.  He served as Vice-President of the Geneva-based International Electro-technical Commission (IEC). He is currently Vice Chairman, South African National Consumer Union.

VACANCY CREATED BY THE RESIGNATION OF MR THAMI BOLANI NATIONAL CONSUMER FORUM 


ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES

GWAREGA MANGOZHEMR GWAREGA MANGOZHE – CONSUMER GOODS COUNCIL SOUTH AFRICA

Gwarega joined the CGCSA from International Mueller Chemicals Distribution, where he served as Financial Director since 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002.He completed his MBA as well as an Executive Development Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).


INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES

GRATTAN KIRKMR GRATTAN KIRK –  TIGER BRANDS

Grattan joined Tiger Brands in July 2013, following a stint as JD Group Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that he served in other senior capacities within the Group and was CEO of Connection Group Holdings Ltd. He has 13 years’ experience in the auditing and retail industry.


RUSSELL BEHRENSMR RUSSELL BEHRENS – TIGER BRANDS

Currently Financial Executive of the Grains division of Tiger Food Brands. Russell is responsible for the commercial organizations within each of the businesses within the division. He holds a B.Com degree and a Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy from the University of Cape Town and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. 


RAVI PILLAYMR RAVI PILLAY – Nestlé

Ravi is currently Corporate Affairs Director at Nestlé. Prior to that he was Area Business Manager and National Distributor Manager at Nestlė South Africa. Before joining Nestlė, he served as Commercial Attaché – Switzerland, with the Department of Trade and Industry. He holds an MBA, International Business from Eastern Illinois University.  


DEBRAH MULLERMS DEBRAH MULLER – Pick n Pay

Debra was admitted as an attorney in 1988. From 1994 she assisted Pick n Pay as a legal consultant and was appointed in 2006 as in-house legal adviser, working with contractual and compliance issues. Appointed as Company Secretary to the Pick n Pay Group in 2010. Debra also heads up the legal department.


COMPANY SECRETARY

NOZUKO MXUNYELWA MS NOZUKO MXUNYELWA 

Nozuko has been MD & Consultant at NH Corporate Legal Consultancy since 2009. Prior to that she was Legal Advisor and Compliance Manager of Pareto Limited and Group Legal Advisor & Company Secretary of J & J Group. She holds the qualifications BA, LLB and HDip Company Law (Wits), Corporate Law.