Chief Executive Officer
BA (Hons), MBA
Appointed: August 1997
Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
BCom, CA(SA), F.Inst.D
Appointed: February 2005
Appointed: March 2019
BCompt (Hons), CA(SA)
Appointed: June 2009
BA (Social Sciences) Harvard Business School, PMD
Appointed: December 2008
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Merrick is a director of both Primeserv Group Limited and several Primeserv subsidiaries. Since founding the Group in 1997, he has served as Chief Executive Officer and was also Executive Chairman from 2000 to 2003. From April 2015 to March 2016, while the Group was finalising the Board component of its transformation strategy, he fulfilled the role of Acting Chairman. Merrick has over 30 years of both local and international business experience, predominantly in the industrial and services sectors.
Brenda is the CEO of Conscious Companies and the founder of the Conscious Leadership Academy. Her twenty five year tenure as an executive saw the reputational turnaround of major companies including Sasol and Telkom where she spearheaded its reputational transformation. She was CEO of the Children’s Media Council in the Office of the President largely responsible for the implementation of the Global Movement for Children with UNICEF. She was also part of the transformation team at the national broadcaster as SABC 1 Head of Programmes from 1994 to 2000. Brenda was on the Board of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industries and is currently on the Board of Project Literacy, a 45 year old NGO.
Since his appointment to the Group in 2006, Raphael has been a director of several Primeserv subsidiaries. Before joining the Group, he was the Financial Director of a number of other companies, including Spanjaard Limited.