Smollan: Jeanette Hern

Jeanette Hern has been the Group Chief Financial Officer of Smollan since February 2015.

Jeanette Hern has a B.Acc from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a CA (SA). She acted as Audit Partner in Grant Thornton for many years, servicing listed companies in a variety of industries. She launched the Corporate Finance service offering in 2008 and led this team until 2013 when Grant Thornton Johannesburg merged with PKF at which time Jeanette was promoted to Deputy CEO. In this position, she was integral to success of the merger. She was appointed Group CFO of Smollan in February in 2015. She is an author of many articles and a regular commenter in the media, particularly on women in business and corporate finance related topics. 

Work
2015 – Present    Group Chief Financial Officer, Smollan
2013 – 2015         Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Grant Thornton South Africa
2008 – 2013         Leader: Corporate Finance Service Offering, Grant Thornton                                        South Africa
1989 – 2008         Audit Partner, Grant Thornton South Africa

Education
                                CA (SA) 
1986 – 1989         B.Acc, WITS

About Smollan: Smollan is an international retail solutions company delivering growth for clients across five continents by covering aspects of how their brand is managed at the point of purchase. Their people execute brand strategies in store for many of the world’s most loved brands. They pride themselves in partnering with their clients to achieve growth through increasing breadth and depth of distribution and driving sales by creating exceptional shopper experiences.