Zinn, Shirley (Professor) (56)
Independent non-executive director
Chair of remuneration committee, member of the investment, nominations and transformation, social and ethics committees
BA, HDipEd (UWC), BEd (Hons) (Unisa), Med (UWC), EdM and EdD (Harvard)
Shirley is the former group head of Human Resources at Woolworths Holdings Limited. Prior to this, she headed up Human Resources of Standard Bank South Africa and was deputy global head of Human Resources for the Standard Bank Group.
Currently, she is an Independent non-executive director on the boards of JSE-listed Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life Insurance Limited, MTN-SA, Shoprite Holdings, Afrocentric and was recently appointed to the boards of LRMG Performance Architects, Cricket South Africa, and NPI.
Shirley has held several leadership roles in HR management within the public (SARS) and private sectors (more specifically, the banking industry). Through Shirley Zinn Consulting, she consults to various large organisations in HR strategy, transformation, leadership and education. She is a director and trustee of a number of companies and trusts, including the Boston Consulting Group, Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust, Tuesday Consulting and former chair of the Starfish Greatheart Foundation. She is also an extraordinary professor at the University of Pretoria and more recently was appointed adjunct professor at the University of Cape Town where she also serves on the Council of the university.
She is the past president of the Institute for People Management South Africa and registered as Master HR Professional with South Africa Board for People Practice.
In 2015, Shirley published an inspirational book about her own personal and professional life. She joined the board in October 2012.