Shoprite appoints Nonkululeko Gobodo and Linda de Beer to board

Nonkululeko and Linda will be serving as independent non-executive directors on the Shoprite board.

Shoprite has appointed Nonkululeko Gobodo (pictured) and Linda de Beer as independent non-executive directors

Nonkululeko is the first black female chartered accountant in South Africa. She has extensive experience as a non-executive director, having served on the boards of the Clicks Group, Mercedes Benz, Imperial, the SA Maritime Authority, the SARS audit committee, and more.

She is a pioneer in her field, having established her own successful accounting and audit firm during the apartheid era. The firm grew to become SizweNtsalubaGobodo (SNG), the largest black accounting firm in South Africa and fifth-largest overall. In 2018, SNG acquired the Grant Thornton South Africa licence.

In 2016, she founded Nonkululeko Leadership Consulting, a boutique, black-owned and managed leadership consulting firm based in Sandton, and served as its CEO for five years. In May, she started Awakened Global, a movement that calls for Africans and women to awaken to their authentic power.

Linda, a qualified CA(SA), also has extensive experience as an independent non-executive director, having served on the boards of various listed companies over the past 10 years. She currently serves on the boards of Aspen Holdings, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings and Tongaat Hulett.

She previously held numerous advisory roles pertaining to governance, accounting and reporting, including being a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance and chairing the Financial Reporting Investigations Panel on the JSE.

In April 2020, Linda was appointed as chair of the Public Interest Oversight Board, a body established by the large international regulatory authorities to oversee and monitor the standards set for audit and accountant ethics that are responsible to the public interest.