More top speakers for Bay leadership event

Cheryl Carolus and Gareth Ackerman
Cheryl Carolus and Gareth Ackerman

TWO more top business minds have been added to the lineup of speakers at the leadership summit in Nelson Mandela Bay next month.

Peotona Group executive chairwoman and politician Cheryl Carolus and Pick n Pay Holdings chairman Gareth Ackerman will join other top executives for the summit planned for June 4.

Ackerman has many years of experience in the retail industry. In his early career with Pick n Pay he held various roles, including being a member of the team that set up its Australian operations, and serving as managing director of Blue Ribbon Butcheries before his appointment in 1992 as joint group managing director.

He is vice cochairman of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and is a key contributor to the issue of global food security and sustainable development. Carolus is executive chairwoman of the women-owned and managed Peotona Group, and serves on the boards of a number of companies. She is chairwoman of Gold Fields and is a former chairwoman of the board of South African Airways, former chief executive of SA Tourism and former chairwoman of the South African National Parks Board.

The vision of the summit – presented by event partners The Herald, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School, and Ukuvula Foundation – is to support sustainable future growth and development through an event that will explore the best practices, ideas and lessons of visionary business.

Tickets are R2000 per person. Visit For bookings and registration contact Charmaine Smith at Studio 55 ( or on (041)365-7591. Limited seats are available. – Business Reporter


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