Clicks bids farewell to CFO, welcomes Gordon Traill


Gordon Traill will be taking over from CFO Michael Fleming, who retires at the end of 2022.

Clicks Group has announced the appointment of Gordon Traill as the successor to CFO Michael Fleming (pictured), who will be taking early retirement at the end of the year. Gordon will take on the new role from 1 January 2023.

Gordon is currently the chief of support services at Clicks and is responsible for the company’s supply chain, retail distribution centres, property and information technology. He joined the pharmaceutical group in 2006 as head of internal audit. He was appointed as the head of group finance the following year and head of finance for the retail business in 2014. He’s been in his current role since 2019 and serves as a member on the Clicks executive committee.

Clicks Group chairman David Nurek said that Gordon has extensive experience in senior financial management and broad exposure to several strategic and operational portfolios within the group ,which make him well suited for his new position.

“Appointing an internal successor of Gordon’s calibre highlights our depth of talent and the quality of our leadership development programmes, enabling the board to promote an executive who has been part of our long-term succession planning,” he added.

Michael has been with the company since 2011, when he was appointed as its CFO. “Michael has made an outstanding contribution to the group’s financial and capital management over the past decade. He oversaw the finance portfolio during a period of strong growth for the group, with the market capitalisation on the JSE increasing from R10 billion to the current R77 billion during his tenure. We are sorry to say goodbye to Michael and wish him well for the next chapter of his life,” David concluded.

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