Cherie Felicity Hendricks


University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, Incite Sustainability Executive Programme, Executive Women in Leadership Programme (UCT – GSB)

Appointed: 18 March 2009

Nationality: South African

Expertise and experience:

Ms Hendricks is the corporate affairs and sustainability director responsible for corporate affairs, which include sustainability, regulatory compliance, corporate social investment and Group communication. With more than 19 years of experience at the Group and an in-depth knowledge of the corporate and investment sectors, she currently sits on the boards of the Group’s major investments and links the Group’s subsidiaries with the Group’s corporate office.

 Ms Hendricks oversees corporate governance across the Group. Her portfolio includes writing of policies and procedures and keeping abreast of regulatory changes, ensuring good corporate governance practices are adhered to and assisting with the governing of ethics. She ensures compliance with the JSE Listings Requirements, Companies Act and King IV™.

She is accountable for sustainability, transformation and social responsibility programmes and develops plans and executes the Group’s corporate affairs strategy. She oversees the building of the Group’s brand and ethos and mentors and oversees the internal and external communication, supervises the marketing, investor relations and public relations activities within the Group.

She manages the human resources department ensuring that fairness and ethical standards are upheld and is a primary contributor to the company secretarial department.

She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including CEO’s Award for Excellence in Management, Chairman’s Award for Loyalty Services and Dedication, Long Service Award and won the Highest Sustainability Data Transparency Index twice – in the Financial Services Sector by the Integrated Reporting Assurance Services out of more than 300 Top JSE-listed companies.

Major directorships: Premier Fishing and Brands Ltd, AYO Technology Solutions Ltd, Health System Technologies (Pty) Ltd, Premier Fishing SA (Pty) Ltd, Ribotech (Pty) Ltd, espAfrika (Pty) Ltd, Independent Newspapers (Pty) Ltd, Bioclones (Pty) Ltd, Conde Naste Magazines (Pty) Ltd, Sekunjalo Independent Media (Pty) Ltd, Puleng Technologies (Pty) Ltd, Kalula Communications (Pty) Ltd trading as Headset Solutions, African News Agency (Pty) Ltd and Orleans Cosmetics (Pty) Ltd.