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Foschini Group Ltd (TFGJ.J)

TFGJ.J on Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Lewis

57 2015 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

A. Doug Murray

60 2008 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Anthony Thunstrom

46 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Senta Morley

47 2017 Group Director – TFG Human Resources

S. Baird

51 2016 Group Director – Foschini division

Brent Curry

55 2012 Chief Information Officer - TFG Infotec and TFG Logistics

Jane Fisher

44 Group Director – Financial Services

Donald Gedye

58 2016 Group Director – Sports Division, TFG Property, TFG Store Development, TFG Marketing & e-commerce

Manie Maritz

49 2014 Group Director – Markham Division

Martin Mendelsohn

58 2016 Group Director - Exact, hi, The FIX, SODA Bloc, Next, TFG Design, TFG Merchandise

G. Shani Naidoo

49 2016 Group Director – Jewellery Division, @Home Division

Darwin van Rooyen

2016 Group Company Secretary

Ronnie Stein

68 2015 Non-Executive Director

Fatima Abrahams

54 2003 Independent Non-Executive Director

Samuel Abrahams

78 1998 Independent Non-Executive Director

Graham Davin

61 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

David Friedland

64 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

B. Makgabo-Fiskerstrand

43 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Edwin Oblowitz

59 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Nomahlubi Simamane

58 2009 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Lewis

Mr. Michael Lewis, BA (Econ) (Hons) serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of The Foschini Group Ltd. Michael has more than 35 years’ experience in the investment management and retail industries. He is the Chairman of Oceana Investment Corporation Limited (UK) and a partner of Oceana Investment Partners LLP (UK). He is also the Chairman of Strandbags Holdings Proprietary Limited (Australia), a director of Histogenics Inc. (USA) and United Trust Bank Limited (UK). Michael served on the supervisory board of Axel Springer AG (Germany) and on the board of Cheyne Capital Management LLP (UK). He previously worked at funds managers Ivory & Sime and Lombard Odier.

A. Doug Murray

Mr. A. Doug Murray, BA, CA is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Foschini Group Ltd. He joined the Group in 1985, was appointed to the Operating Board in 1997 and was appointed as an executive director of The Foschini Group Limited in 2007. Doug’s extensive retail experience includes holding the positions of Managing Director: Pages (subsequently rebranded Exact) and Managing Director: American Swiss Jewellers. He was Retail Director of the Group for 10 years prior to his appointment as CEO in January 2008.

Anthony Thunstrom

Mr. Anthony E Thunstrom, BCom (Hons Acc), CA(SA) is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He joined the Group and was appointed to the Operating Board in 2015. Prior to this, he had 21 years’ professional services experience with KPMG where he held various regional and pan-African leadership positions, including Chief Operating Officer of KPMG Africa and board member of KPMG South Africa.

Senta Morley

Ms. Senta E. Morley serves as Group Director – TFG Human Resources of the Company. She was General Manager - Human Resources of Foschini Group Ltd. Joined the group in 2002. Senta has been with the TFG Group for 20 years of which the last five years has been as Head of Human Resources.

S. Baird

Mr. S. A. Baird serves as Group Director – Foschini division of Foschini Group Ltd. Mr. S. A. Baird has joined the group in 1986.

Brent Curry

Mr. Brent J. Curry serves as Chief Information Officer - TFG Infotec and TFG Logistics of Foschini Group Ltd. He joined the group in 1988.

Jane Fisher

Mr. Jane Fisher serves as Group Director – Financial Services of the Company. He holds BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computing Science. He joined the Group in 2013

Donald Gedye

Mr. Donald B. Gedye serves as Group Director – Sports Division, TFG Property, TFG Store Development, TFG Marketing & e-commerce of The Foschini Group Ltd. He joined the group in 1979.

Manie Maritz

Mr. Manie Maritz serves as Group Director – Markham Division of The Foschini Group Ltd. He joined the group in 2001.

Martin Mendelsohn

Mr. Martin Mendelsohn serves as Group Director - Exact, hi, The FIX, SODA Bloc, Next, TFG Design, TFG Merchandise Procurement of the Company. He joined the Group in 1982.

G. Shani Naidoo

Ms. G. Shani Naidoo, BSoc.Sc (Hons), MA (Ind. Psych.), serves as Group Director – Jewellery Division, @Home Division of The Foschini Group Ltd. She joined the group in 2005. She holds a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences and a Master of Arts degree (Ind. Psych.).

Darwin van Rooyen

Mr. Darwin van Rooyen serves as Group Company Secretary of the Company. Mr. Van Rooyen is a qualified chartered accountant who has held an executive level finance position in the group for a number of years, and he has the necessary skills and experience to fulfil this function.

Ronnie Stein

Mr. Ronnie Stein, BCom, CA(SA) serves as Non-Executive Director of The Foschini Group Ltd. Ronnie was previously our CFO. He retired from this position at the end of June 2015 after serving 19 years with our Group. Prior to joining our Group, he was an accountant and auditor in public practice. He was a partner at Kessel Feinstein for 15 years. Following his retirement, Ronnie remains on the Supervisory Board in a non-executive capacity.

Fatima Abrahams

Prof. Fatima Abrahams, BEcon (Hons), MCom, DCom serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Foschini Group Ltd., since 2003. Fatima has extensive experience in industrial psychology and is known for her academic work. She was also a non-executive director of Transnet, B2B Africa (Pty) Ltd and Chairperson of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Holdings. She has served on the audit and risk, as well as the transformation and remuneration committees of many of the companies she was involved in, and built up sound business experience over the years.

Samuel Abrahams

Mr. Samuel Ellis (Sam) Abrahams serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Foschini Group Ltd., since 1998. Sam is a very experienced director. He was formerly an international partner and South African managing partner of Arthur Andersen. Sam is currently the Chairman of Investec Securities (Pty) Ltd and Chairman of The Victor Daitz Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in South Africa.

Graham Davin

Mr. Graham H. Davin, BCom, BAcc, CA(SA), MBA serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Graham is a chartered accountant and a career banker with extensive international financial and broad business experience. Graham was a director of Investec for 16 years and of Bank Insinger de Beaufort N.V., a Dutch private bank. He was responsible for the listing of Investec on the JSE and of Insinger on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. In 2003, Graham led the management buyout of United Trust Bank, a fast-growing UK specialist bank of which he is CEO.

David Friedland

Mr. David Friedland, BCom, Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy, CA(SA) serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. David is a chartered accountant with extensive audit experience from a broad range of listed retail companies. He served as international partner at Arthur Andersen from 1990 and was a partner at KPMG from 2002. David was Head of Audit and Risk at KPMG (Cape Town) and was the lead audit partner for several listed companies. In 2013, he retired as a partner at KPMG and was appointed to the boards of Investec Limited and Investec PLC in March 2013, serving as the Group Audit Committee Chairman. He stepped down as the Audit Committee Chairman on 1 April 2017 to assume the role of Chairman of the Board Risk and Capital Committee. David also serves on the audit and risk committee for Pick n Pay Stores Limited.

B. Makgabo-Fiskerstrand

Ms. B. L .M. Makgabo-Fiskerstrand serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of The Foschini Group Ltd., since November 12, 2012. Tumi is founder and executive director of AfricaWorldwide Media and director of Tumi Makgabo Enterprises, focusing on enterprise development in South Africa and across the African continent. In addition, Tumi served as the Vice Chairperson of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Women’s Empowerment and as a member of its Council on Africa for two years. In 2008, she was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Forum of Young Global Leaders, which is a multi-stakeholder community of exceptional leaders below the age of 40, selected from around the world.

Edwin Oblowitz

Mr. Edwin Oblowitz, BCom, CA(SA), CPA(Isr) serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Foschini Group Ltd. Eddy has considerable audit, finance and business advisory experience, having spent 21 years in professional practice, most notably as a senior partner of the Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth offices of Arthur Andersen. In addition, he served as a member of the firm’s worldwide Retail and Distribution Industry Team. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Stonehage Fleming South Africa, which provides multi-family office, wealth management and advisory services to an extensive local and international client base.

Nomahlubi Simamane

Ms. Nomahlubi V. Simamane, BSc (Biochem) (Hons) serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of The Foschini Group Ltd. Nomahlubi has extensive business, marketing and communications experience, having previously held the positions of Marketing Manager at Unilever, Marketing Director of British American Tobacco and Managing Director of BLGK Bates Advertising Agency. She is currently the CEO of Zanusi Brand Solutions, a branding consultancy she founded in 2001. She has worked in the United States and Kenya and has been recognised as a seasoned business woman, having won two Business Women of the Year Awards in 2009. She was also named the 2013 Enterprising Woman in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.