New CEO Appointed to Cape Union Mart Group

The Board of Directors of the Cape Union Mart Group this week announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Mike Elliott. Elliot brings almost 30 years of retail experience, having held various senior leadership roles in retailers like Edgars, Sunglass Hut, Luxottica and Naartjie.

“As we celebrate our 90th birthday with Mike at the helm, we embark on a new chapter in our company’s journey. His extensive experience in the retail industry and visionary leadership will undoubtedly steer the Cape Union Mart Group towards unparalleled success and growth,” says Philip Krawitz, Executive Chairman at Cape Union Mart.

A family man with a passion for the outdoors, Elliott is known for his ability to build a people-centred culture, while delivering exceptional results.

“We firmly believe that this transition will bring fresh perspectives, new initiatives, and a renewed sense of purpose to our organization. Together, we shall not only adapt to the ever-evolving retail landscape but also thrive in it,” says Krawitz.

Elliott will formally take on his role as of Monday, 16th October 2023.

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