Corporate Overview | Group Executive
David Kneale (63) - Chief Executive Officer
David was appointed chief executive officer of Clicks Group in January 2006. He was previously chief commercial officer of health and beauty retailer, Boots Group plc, in the United Kingdom. During his career at Boots David held positions in finance, buying and marketing before being appointed director of merchandise and marketing in 1995, and managing director of international retail development in 1997. After three years as managing director of Waterstone’s Booksellers and a director of HMV Group, he returned to Boots in 2002 as director of trading, and was appointed chief commercial officer in January 2003.
Michael Fleming (50) - Chief Financial Officer
Michael joined the Clicks Group in February 2011 and was previously chief financial officer of Tiger Brands Limited. He joined the Tiger Brands group in 2000 was appointed as financial executive of the Tiger Brands consumer brands division in 2005 and promoted to chief financial officer in June 2008. During his tenure as CFO of Tiger Brands, Michael also served as a non-executive director of Oceana Group Limited.
Bertina Engelbrecht (54) - Group Human Resources Director
An experienced human resources professional, Bertina joined Clicks Group in July 2006. She was previously general manager for Shell SA Energy and regional human resources manager for Shell Oil Products Africa. Prior to this Bertina was director of organisational effectiveness at Sea Harvest, managed her own consultancy practice and spent eight years with Transnet.
Vikesh Ramsunder (46) – Chief Operating Officer: Clicks
Vikesh was appointed as chief operating officer of the Clicks brand in April 2015. He was previously managing director of UPD, the group’s pharmaceutical wholesaler, from October 2010 and was instrumental in driving UPD’s integrated pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution strategy. Prior to this he was head of Logistics at Clicks for two years, and served in store, general management and DC management positions across the group since joining in 1993, including project manager of the Clicks Blueprint programme which was instrumental in enhancing operating efficiencies within the Clicks chain.