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Former Clicks CEO David Kneale, who helped the retail group break into the JSE’s top 40 index in 2018, has joined the Woolworths board. Kneale, who stepped down as CEO of Clicks at the end of 2018 after 13 years at the helm, has been appointed an independent nonexecutive director of Woolworths, effective on Monday, the struggling food and clothing retailer said.

Kneale has more than 40 years of local and international retail experience in senior leadership and executive roles, Woolworths said. Thembisa Skweyiya has also joined the Woolworths board in the same capacity. “Thembisa brings a wealth of skills to the board,” Woolworths said. She has “extensive corporate finance expertise”, having served at Citigroup and Nedbank Capital, and being a member of the board of Rothschild (SA). Skweyiya is currently a nonexecutive director on the boards of Imperial Logistics, Liberty Holdings, Sumitomo Rubber SA and Jonsson Workwear. She previously served on the boards of Absa, Telkom and ...

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