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Woolworths Holdings Ltd (WHLJ.J)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Simon Susman

68 2011 Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Ian Moir

59 2010 Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Reeza Isaacs

49 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Zyda Rylands

53 2015 Chief Executive Officer – Woolworths South Africa, Executive Director

Scott Fyfe

2017 Chief Executive Officer of Country Road Group

Sam Ngumeni

50 2012 Group Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Chantel Reddiar

43 2016 Group Company Secretary

Tom Boardman

68 2011 Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Zarina Bassa

54 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Hubert Brody

54 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Christopher Colfer

2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Belinda Earl

2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Higginson

61 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

David Kneale

2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nombulelo Moholi

60 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Thembisa Skweyiya

45 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Clive Thomson

51 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Simon Susman

Mr. Simon N. Susman is no longer Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective November 2019. The Other directorships include: Trent Limited, Allied Electronics Corporation, Business Against Crime Advisory board member, and Chairman of the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Simon joined Woolworths in 1982 after working at clothing and food retailer, Marks & Spencer plc in London. At Woolworths he has led the retail operations, food and clothing groups and was appointed to the Board in 1995. He became the chief executive officer in 2000. He was appointed on 18 November 2010 as a non-executive director and deputy chairman. He was appointed on 17 November 2011 as chairman. He is the chairman of the sustainability committee and a member of the nominations, remuneration, risk and social and ethics committees.

Ian Moir

Mr. Ian Alexander Moir is Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. The Other directorships include: Country Road Limited, Woolworths Financial Services, Woolworths and Woolworths Holdings (Mauritius) Limited. Ian was appointed to the board of Country Road on 23 October 1998. He was formerly chief operating officer of the company before being appointed chief executive officer in November 2000. He was previously executive director and chief operating officer of Woolmark. He joined the Board in January 2010 and was appointed the Group chief executive officer in November 2010. He is a member of the risk, sustainability and social and ethics committees.

Reeza Isaacs

Mr. Reeza Isaacs is Group Finance Director Executive Director of the Company. He Joined the Board in 2013. He is Expertise in Retail and financial. He is the Member of the Risk and Compliance, and Sustainability committees.

Zyda Rylands

Ms. Zyda Rylands is Chief Executive Officer – Woolworths South Africa, Executive Director of the Company. She was Managing Director - Food, Executive Director. The Other directorships include: African Capital Portfolio Limited, Open Society Foundation, The National Urban Reconstruction and Housing Agency and The Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention. Zyda joined Woolworths in 1996 and worked in the finance and store operation teams. She was appointed the People director of Woolworths (Proprietary) Limited in 2005 and was appointed to the Board of Woolworths in August 2006. She is a member of the risk and sustainability committees.

Scott Fyfe

Mr. Scott Fyfe is Chief Executive Officer of Country Road Group of the Company. He joins CRG after 20 years at leading global retailer Marks & Spencer where he has worked in a wide variety of roles spanning buying, merchandising and sourcing. Most recently, these have included Director, Menswear and Kidswear and Merchandising Director, Womenswear.

Sam Ngumeni

Mr. Sam Ngumeni is Group Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He Joined the Board in 2014. He is Expertise in Operations and financial services. He is the Member of the Risk and Compliance committee.

Chantel Reddiar

Ms. Chantel A. Reddiar is Group Company Secretary of the Company.

Tom Boardman

Mr. Tom A. Boardman is no longer Non-Executive Lead Independent Director of the Company, effective November 2019. The Other directorships include: Nedbank, Nedbank Group, Fairbairn Private Bank, African Rainbow Minerals, Investment AB Kinnevik and Athena Capital. Tom has held a number of senior positions in the banking industry since 1986 and previously held the position of chief executive officer at Nedbank. He is currently a non-executive director at Nedbank. Past directorships also include Boardmans and Sam Newman Limited, as well as BoE International Holdings Limited. He is a non-executive director of Mutual & Federal Insurance Company Limited, director of Vodacom Group (Proprietary) Limited, the WWF South Africa (World Wide Fund for Nature) and other charitable and community organisations. He joined the Board in September 2010. He was appointed Lead independent non-executive director on 17 November 2011. He is the chairman of the remuneration committee and a member of the nominations, sustainability and social and ethics committees.

Zarina Bassa

Ms. Zarina Bassa is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. The Other directorships include: Songhai Capital, Kumba Iron Ore, Vodacom South Africa, Sun International, Lewis Group, Oceana Group, Woolworths Financial Services, Financial Services Board, YeboYethu and National Business Initiative. Previous board roles include chairing the Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Board, the Auditing Standards Board, the Accounting Standard Board, the JSE’s GAAP Monitoring Panel, the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants and Vice President of ABASA. She joined ABSA as the head of Retail Banking in 2002 and was later appointed as Executive Director: Retail Banking. Prior to joining ABSA she was a partner at Ernst & Young. She joined the Board in 2011. She is a member of the audit and risk committees.

Hubert Brody

Mr. Hubert Rene Brody is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He a Chartered Accountant by profession. He previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Holdings. Hubert has also previously held a number of senior and executive positions in the Imperial group including serving as the Financial Director of Imperial Bank. He has served in executive roles at ABSA Group, Group Five Properties and First National Bank. He currently serves as a non-executive director of Imperial Holdings, Mix Telematix and Comair Limited.

Christopher Colfer

Mr. Christopher Colfer has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company with effect from 1 July 2019. Christopher, who is an Australian resident will also serve on the Group's Australian subsidiaries' boards and committees of David Jones and Country Road Group. Christopher is an experienced non-executive director and former CEO. He has extensive international retail experience and expertise in e-commerce acquired during his 30-year career in retail across public, private and start-up businesses in the United Kingdom, Asia, the United States of America and Australia. Christopher joined Richemont International ("Richemont") in 2002 where he headed the textiles businesses Chloe, Shanghai Tang, James Purdey and Son's, Old England and Hackett, as well as various business development initiatives. In 2005 he was appointed CEO of Alfred Dunhill Limited, a division of Richemont. Christopher also led Richemont's early investment in Net-a-Porter, joining its board in 2004. He oversaw the growth of the business from start-up to ultimate full acquisition by Richemont in 2010. He stepped down from the board of Net-a-Porter in 2013. After leaving Richemont in August 2013, Christopher has been active as non-executive director and investor in several Australian and international growth-focused businesses in Cosmetics, Skincare, Clothing and e-commerce - including LYST, the largest global fashion search platform.

Belinda Earl

Ms. Belinda Earl is appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, effective July 1, 2019. Belinda has over 30 years' experience in fashion, general merchandise and design. Her executive career included roles at Marks and Spencer (M&S) with the most recent being Style Director. She was the CEO of Jaeger, a premium British fashion brand until 2011, and CEO of the department store group Debenhams Plc from 2000 to 2003. She joined the Board of Debenhams Plc in 1999 after a career of fifteen years in the group. Over that time, Belinda held roles in buying and merchandising and as Trading Director with accountability for various business segments. She started her career as a graduate trainee at Harrods and held her first management positions there. Belinda was awarded an OBE for services to retail in 2017 and remains part of the British Fashion Council's Positive Committee.

Andrew Higginson

Mr. Andrew Thomas Higginson is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. The Other directorships include: BSkyB Group Plc, McCurrath UK and Chairman of Poundland Limited. Andrew has held a number of senior leadership roles in retail in Britain and was the chief executive retailing services of Tesco Plc. He previously held the position of finance director at Tesco Plc and at several other British-based retail operations. He also served as a non-executive director and as the chairman of audit committees for a number of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. He is a member of the audit and risk committees.

David Kneale

Mr. David A. Kneale is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. David has over forty years of local and international retail experience in senior leadership and executive roles. Most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer of Clicks Group Limited from 2006 until 2019. Previously, David has worked at Boots plc where he was a member of the executive committee and held senior positions in the retail area, served as Chief Commercial Officer and as managing director of International Retail Development. He also served as managing director at Waterstone’s Booksellers Limited for approximately two years.

Nombulelo Moholi

Ms. Nombulelo Thokozile Moholi is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She has more than 24 years' experience in the Information Communication and Technology industry. She was the Group Chief Executive Officer for Telkom since 2011 and stepped down in March 2013. She serves as a non-executive director for Anglo American Platinum Limited, Old Mutual Emerging Markets and is the Chairperson of Nedbank Limited's Eyethu Community Trust.

Thembisa Skweyiya

Ms. Thembisa Skweyiya is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Thembisa brings a wealth of skills to the Board. She has extensive Corporate Finance expertise, having served at Citigroup and Nedbank Capital and being a member of the board of Rothschild (South Africa) (Proprietary) Limited as a non-executive director. Thembisa has risk, audit, social and ethics and sustainability committee experience at both public and private companies. She is currently a non-executive director on the boards of Imperial Logistics Limited, Liberty Holdings Limited, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Proprietary) Limited and Jonsson Workwear (Proprietary) Limited and serves as a trustee of The Victor Diatz Foundation. She previously served on the boards of ABSA Bank Limited, Telkom SOC Limited and Famous Brands Limited.

Clive Thomson

Mr. Clive Thomson has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company with effect from 19 August 2019. Clive, who qualified as a chartered accountant will serve on the Group's Audit, Treasury and Risk and Compliance Committees. In addition he will serve as Chairman of the Woolworths South Africa Audit Review Panel and of the David Jones and Country Road Group Audit Committees. Clive has over twenty years' experience in senior leadership and executive roles. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Barloworld Limited ("Barloworld") for approximately ten years, and as Group Finance Director for close to four years. Prior to his group CEO role, Clive was Chief Executive Officer of Barloworld Equipment with responsibility for leading the Caterpillar equipment businesses in Southern Africa, Russia and Iberia; and was Finance Director of Barloworld Coatings for five years. As Chief Executive Officer of Barloworld, Clive served as chairman of the divisional boards of Barloworld's major operating subsidiaries. He was also a non-executive director of Pretoria Portland Cement Company Limited ("PPC") and a member of the PPC audit committee for a period of approximately three years prior to its unbundling from the Barloworld group. Prior to joining Barloworld, Clive was a partner at Deloitte with responsibility for audit client services, in addition to which he served in accounting technical advisory and education portfolios.

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