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Truworths International Board

Independent Non-executive Directors

Hilton Saven

Hilton Saven (67)

BCom, CA (SA)

Chairman of the board

Independent Non-executive Director

Chartered accountant and business consultant

Chairman: Balwin Properties Ltd, Lewis Group Ltd

Non-executive director: Monarch Insurance Company Ltd, Consolidated Aone Trade and Invest 12 (Pty) Ltd, Truworths UK Holdco 1 Ltd, Truworths UK Holdco 2 Ltd, Three Streams Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Trustee: Truworths Chairman’s Foundation, Truworths International Ltd Share Trust

Appointed to the board in February 2003

Member of Remuneration Committee, Risk Committee and Nomination Committee

Rob Dow

Rob Dow (63)

BSc (Hons), Dip.Acc (Dist), CA

Independent Non-executive Director

Investment adviser and business consultant

Non-executive director: San Michelle 304 (Pty) Ltd, Maygrass Property & Investments (Pty) Ltd

Director (Finance): Herschel Association NPC operating as Herschel Girls School

Trustee: Truworths International Limited Share Trust

Appointed to the board in February 1998

Chairman of Remuneration Committee and member of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee

Roddy Sparks

Roddy Sparks (61)

BCom (Hons), CA (SA), MBA

Independent Non-executive Director

Director of companies

Non-executive director: Trencor Ltd, Imperial Logistics Ltd

Trustee: World Wildlife Fund for Nature, FoodForward Foundation

Member: UCT Joint Investment Committee

Appointed to the board in February 2012

Chairman of Audit Committee and member of Risk Committee

Maya Makanjee

Maya Makanjee (58)

BCom, BA (Fine Arts), MBL (cum laude)

Independent Non-executive Director

Director of companies

Non-executive director: Mpact Ltd, Datatec Ltd, Tiger Brands Ltd

Trustee: Nelson Mandela Foundation

Appointed to the board in February 2018

Member of Social and Ethics Committee

Cindy Hess

Cindy Hess (44)

BCom, CA (SA)

Independent Non-executive Director

Experienced CFO, board member and trustee

Non-executive director: Lion of Africa Assurance Ltd, RCL Foods Ltd

Trustee: Coronation Fund Managers Foundation Trust

Deputy Chair: Council of the University of the Western Cape

Appointed to the board in May 2019

Tshidi Mokgabudi

Tshidi Mokgabudi (66)

BCom, BAccSci (Hons), CA (SA), H Dip Tax Law, Accounting and Finance

Independent Non-executive Director

Business consultant and coach

Non-executive director: Eaglequest Investments (Pty) Ltd, Notes of Nature (Pty) Ltd

Appointed to the board in February 2020

Hans Hawinkels

Hans Hawinkels (68)

BSc Eng, BCom, MBA

Independent Non-executive Director

Businessman and consultant

Appointed to the board in February 2018

Member of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee

Tony Taylor

Tony Taylor (73)

BA

Independent Non-executive Director

Retail executive and businessman

Non-executive chairman: PBT Group Ltd

Director: Kilrush Properties (Pty) Ltd

Appointed to the board as an executive director in February 1999. Retired as an executive director and became a non-executive director on 1 April 2010, and qualified to be classified as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 April 2013.

Member of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee

Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson (77)

BCom, MBA, AMP (Harvard)

Independent Non-executive Director

Retired banking executive and management consultant

Chairman: SA Select Property Investments Ltd, SA Select Property Asset Managers (Pty) Ltd

Trustee: Truworths International Limited Share Trust, Helderberg Village Master Homeowners Association

Appointed to the board in March 2004

Chairman of Social and Ethics Committee and member of Risk Committee and Audit Committee

Executive Directors

Michael Mark

Michael Mark (67)

BCom, MBA, ACMA

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director

Executive Chairman: Truworths Ltd, since March 1998

Director: Truworths UK Holdco 1 Ltd, Truworths UK Holdco 2 Ltd, Young Designers Emporium (Pty) Ltd, Truworths (Namibia) Ltd

Trustee: Truworths Chairman’s Foundation

Employee since May 1988

Appointed to the board in July 1988, as Managing Director of Truworths Ltd in July 1991 and as Chief Executive Officer in July 1996

Chairman of Risk Committee

David Pfaff

David Pfaff (55)

BCom, CA (SA), Dip Soc (Oxon)

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Executive Director

Director: Truworths Ltd, Office Holdings Ltd, Truworths Botswana (Pty) Ltd, Truworths (Mauritius) (Pty) Ltd, Truworths (Swaziland) Ltd, Truworths (Lesotho) (Pty) Ltd, Truworths (Kenya) Ltd

Trustee: Truworths Social Involvement Trust, Truworths Community Foundation, Truworths Enterprise Development Trust

Employee since April 2013

Appointed to the board in September 2013

Member of Risk Committee and Social and Ethics Committee

Doug Dare

Doug Dare (59)

BBusSc

Director: Buying and Merchandising

Executive Director

Director: Truworths Ltd

Employee since June 1984

Appointed to the board in August 2016

Sarah Proudfoot

Sarah Proudfoot (52)

National Diploma in Clothing Design

Director: Merchandise Ladieswear

Executive Director

Director: Truworths Ltd

Employee since March 2001

Appointed to the board in May 2019