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Syd Muller (68) - Chairman, appointed in 2007.

Syd was formerly the chairman of Woolworths Holdings and a director of other companies in the Wooltru group. He is a director of MMI Holdings Limited and Choppies Enterprises Limited and the chairman of the sub-Saharan Africa review board of Air Liquide SA.

Kevin Hodgson (46), B Com, CA SA - Chief Executive Officer, appointed in 1999.

Kevin joined the Company in 1998, at the time of the Moregro unbundling, as Chief Financial Officer. He was later appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 1999. Prior to joining Holdsport, he obtained commercial experience working for Goldfields, Murray and Roberts and Vestacor. He qualified as CA(SA) in 1994.

Cobus Loubser (40), BCom Hons, CA SA - Chief Financial Officer, appointed in 2008.

Previous experience as national financial manager at Virgin Active from 2004 to 2007 and extensive experience in managing assurance and accounting engagements across various industries while employed at KPMG between 2002 and 2004.

Bradley Moritz (43) - Chief Operating Officer, appointed in 2013

Bradley joined the group in 1998 and served as the merchandise executive from 2003 before his appointment as Chief Operating Officer in 2011. He was appointed as an executive director in 2013.

Keneilwe Moloko (48), CA(SA) - Independent Non-Executive Director, appointed on 1 July 2014.

Keneilwe started her career as a quantity surveyor and then qualified as a chartered accountant after nearly a decade in the construction industry. Keneilwe currently serves as an independent non-executive on the company boards of Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited, Attacq Limited and Fairvest Property Holdings Limited.

Bryan Hopkins (70), CA SA - Independent Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2011.

Formerly Chief Investment Officer and executive director of Old Mutual Asset Managers until 1999, Bryan now serves as a non-executive director of Resilient Property Income Fund. He has also served on a number of other listed company boards. Bryan was appointed as the lead independent non-executive director for Holdsport in 2014.

Phillip Matlakala (60),B Juris & B Proc - Independent Non-Executive Director, appointed on 1 July 2014.

Phillip served in various capacities at MMI and retired as chief executive of Metropolitan Retail at MMI Holdings Limited where he was responsible for providing savings, income and protection products to clients in the lower and middle-income markets. He currently serves as an independent non-executive director on several company boards including RGA South Africa, MMI International and ABSA Life.

Kevin Hedderwick (65), Independent Non-executive Director, appointed on 1 March 2015.

Kevin’s career commenced at Distillers Corporation where he became the Group Marketing Director before spending 11 years with SABMiller in various general management roles. After a 16-year career with the Famous Brands Group in an executive director capacity and as group chief executive from 2013, Kevin now serves as a Non-Executive Director at Famous Brands. He has also served on a number of other listed and non-listed company boards and was recently appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Long4Life Limited.

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