Press release

Spur further strengthens its leadership team with new chief marketing officer

May 3, 2022

Executive team has been successfully transformed in less than two years to 50% female and 50% black

Another key step in the new leadership team’s focus on business transformation, which includes societal awareness and contribution, technological advancement, environmental sustainability and employment equity

Spur Corporation today announced the appointment of Vuyo Henda as its new chief marketing officer. This further strengthens the already strong female representation on the executive leadership team.

Vuyo has more than ten years’ business experience, with her most recent role leading the Foods business for Southern Africa at Unilever. She joined Unilever in 2009 and has worked in various roles across customer development and marketing. She also spent some time abroad working on the biggest Unilever Food brand, Knorr.

Since her return from London, Vuyo has a built her expertise in Foods within FMCG, including developing a plant-based strategy.

She studied at the University of Cape Town and obtained a Bachelor of Business Science (Finance)degree. In 2020 she became one of 20 Dalai Lama Fellows and is part of the founding exco team for the Durban branch of the DreamGirls Academy.

Commenting on the appointment, Spur Corporation CEO Val Nichas said:

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome such a fine marketing leader to our team. Vuyo is a seasoned business leader with an impressive track-record in marketing, both locally and globally in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. She is a highly-skilled, forward-thinking marketing specialist who has the ability to inspire teams and collaborate with them to build great brands.

Commenting on her appointment, incoming Spur Corporation Chief Marketing Officer Vuyo Henda said:

“I’m thrilled to join Spur, especially given the exciting changes the business is undergoing in terms of their purpose of Leading for the Greater Good. I feel honoured to contribute my experience to this dynamic organisation, and hope to continue to drive the growth of its wonderful brands into the future.”