APPOINTMENT OF ZINHLE TYIKWE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER DESIGNATE

The Board of GS1 South Africa, trading as the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Zinhle Tyikwe as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 01 July 2022. Ms Tyikwe, who currently is the CGCSA Executive in charge of Human Resources and Communications, takes over from Gwarega Mangozhe, who is leaving at the end of June to pursue other interests.

She is a holder of two honours degrees in Human Resources Development and Industrial Psychology and Organisational Development, all from UNISA, as well as an MBA from the University of South Wales. Ms Tyikwe has more than 20 years of human resources and strategic management experience. She has been with the CGCSA since 2013. She currently serves on the boards of the Wholesale and Retail SETA and Steve Biko Academic Hospital.

Her appointment will ensure continuity of the CGCSA’s mandate and activities and further consolidate the success we have achieved so far in lobbying on regulatory, trade and policy matters affecting members. Importantly, working together with the CGCSA Management Team, she will oversee the further growth of the CGCSA as the voice of the FMCG sector.

We thank you for your support and engagement with the CGCSA under Mr Mangozhe and which are confident will continue under the leadership of Ms Tyikwe.

Gareth Ackerman
Johan Vorster
Co-Chairs

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