Effective meetings

We value independent judgement and require that each board member prepare, participate and contribute at each meeting, in addition to informal discussions and interaction with the Chairman related to the SPAR business. The board meets formally four times a year.

To further improve non-executive directors’ understanding of the company’s operating divisions, a board meeting is held at least once a year at a distribution centre. The meeting held on 2 August 2017 was held at the South Rand distribution centre.