Non executive and executive director appointments
TRUWORTHS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1944/017491/06)
JSE Code: TRU; NSX Code TRW
(“Truworths” or "the company" or “the group”)
NON EXECUTIVE AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS
The board of directors of Truworths is pleased to announce, in compliance with
paragraph 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of JSE Limited, the following
appointments as directors of the company, which were made at the board
meeting held on 23 May 2019:
Independent-non executive director:
Ms Cindy Hess has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of
the company with effect from 1 May 2019.
Ms Hess has a degree in commerce and is a qualified chartered accountant, with
cross-industry experience predominantly in the FMCG sector. She has had
involvement at executive and director level in a number of major corporates in
South Africa over the past 20 years, including roles as chief financial officer,
head of finance, finance executive and head of remuneration.
Most recently, she was chief financial officer of a major media company and
currently acts as consultant to various corporates and a trustee of public benefit
trusts. Ms Hess is also a non-executive director of JSE listed RCL Foods Limited
and Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited, and Vice Chairperson of the
Council of the University of the Western Cape.
Ms Hess’ appointment brings diversity and experience, including in the fields of
risk management, restructuring and corporate finance, to the Truworths board.
Ms Sarah Proudfoot has been appointed as an executive director of the company
with effect from 23 May 2019.
Ms Proudfoot has been the Director: Ladieswear Merchandise of the principal
trading subsidiary of Truworths Limited since 2016, and an employee of the
group since 2001. She has a diploma in clothing design and has held a number
of managerial and executive positions in the ladieswear merchandise division
during her career in the group.
Ms Proudfoot has a wealth of experience in relation to merchandise design,
merchandise buying and planning and store design. She contributes materially to
the marketing portfolio and to many significant strategic issues within the group.
Her appointment adds further diversity to the board, and will serve to strengthen
the board's capabilities in important fashion retail functions.
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