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antonio fourie

 Group Managing Director & CEO. Non Executive Director

I am a Non Executive Director, Chairman, Committee Member, Group Managing Director and CEO with over 20 years of board level experience with particular expertise in the retail, technology, financial services and food (and fmcg) manufacturing industries. At board level, recent highlights include: Non Executive Director & multiple Committee Member of Innscor Africa Limited, where I drove improvements in corporate governance, strategy development and capital investment. I was also a NED of: National Foods Ltd, Irvines Pty Ltd, and Colcom Ltd and the Chairman of Spar Pty Ltd. Prior to these roles I held a Non Executive Director role with AB Limited. Further, I have held the role of Chairman of Enterprise Connection Pty Ltd and Incredible Connection Pty Ltd. In an executive capacity I have held Group MD / CEO roles in private and listed multi-national groups of companies, with revenues of up to 10bn and 18,000 employees. Most recently as Group MD / CEO of Innscor Africa Limited I significantly increased enterprise value. As the Group MD / CEO of EHL Group and Executive Director of ABI Ltd I was also responsible for business optimization and innovation of the Financial Services Group, and the acquisition and turnaround of South Africa’s largest furniture retail group. Earlier I was Group MD / CEO of Connection Group Holdings Ltd where I implemented a turnaround and repositioned the Group creating the largest and second largest companies in their sector in South Africa. In my first role as Managing Director, I managed the turnaround of South Africa’s second largest discount retailer, Dion, acquired the largest retailer, Game and integrated the two, creating Massdiscounters. Finally, I am currently reading for my PHD and have a B.Comm.


  • ASX 100 Company
  • Large (200+ employees) organisation – unlisted
  • Financial Services
  • Food Production
  • Information Technology & Services
  • Retail
  • Governance
  • Business Acumen
  • Change Management
  • Finance & Investments
  • Risk
  • Senior Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking


  • Chair
  • Non Executive
  • Committee Chair
  • Committee Member
  • CEO
  • GM/MD
  • Executive Director

Board or Committee Experience

Title Sub Committee Company Name Industry
Non Executive Director Chairman Investment and Finance Committee; Chairman Executive CommitteeInvestment & Finance Committee: Executive CommitteeInnscor Africa LtdLight Manifacturing Industrial Comglomerate
Non Executive Director Chairman Remuneration Committee; Member Audit CommitteeAudit Committee: Remuneration Committee:National Foods LtdFood Manufacture
Non Executive Director Chairman Remuneration Committee; Member Audit Committee; Member Risk CommitteeAudit Committee: Risk Committee: Remuneration Committee:Colcom LtdFood Manufacture
Non Executive Director Member Finance and Investment Committee; Member Remuneration Committee; Member Audit CommitteeFinance & Investment Committee: Remuneration Committee: Audit Committee:Irvines Pty LtdFood Manufacture
Non Executive DirectorAB Pty LtdFinancial Services
ChairmanIncredible Connection Pty LtdTechnology Retail
ChairmanEnterprise Connection Pty LtdTechnology Services Provider
Group Managing DirectorI A LtdIndustrial Conglomerate Holding Company

Executive Career Summary

Title Company Name Industry
Group Managing Director & CEOI A LtdIndustrial Conglomerate Holding Company
Group Managing Director and CEO EHL: Executive Director ABI LtdABI Ltd and EH Ltd
Group Managing DirectorConnection Group Holdings LtdInvestment Holding Company
Managing DirectorMassmart (Massdiscounters)Retail