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Garth TowellGarth Towell

Category: Women on Boards



Personal Information:


I am passionate about “making-a-difference” in the broader South Africa, with a steadfast belief that authentic leadership is critical to inspiring a vision, entrenching societal significance, achieving success and driving engagement.  A balanced lifestyle should ensure that happiness is never sacrificed for achievement and therefore family time (wife and 2 children aged 17 and 15) and following passions for thoroughbred race-horses, reading novels and business/political-interest publications and playing and supporting local and international sports are as critical in shaping one’s future.


Professional Experience and Academics:


1994- 2013, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-CC)

1994-2008 Senior management and Executive positions in K-CSA

2003- 2007 K-CC European Head Office (UK-based), MEA regional office

2008-2013, Managing Director, Kimberly-Clark Sub-South Africa (K-CSSA)

2014-2015, Ethos Private Equity (consultant on Nampak Group divesture)

2015-current, Chief Executive Officer Twinsaver Group (formerly Nampak Tissue)




1986-1993 B.COM, LLB graduate - University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg


Professional Memberships and Office Bearer roles:-


1999-2002 K-C South Africa Board Executive; 2008-2012 Board Chair

2009-2012 Vice-Chair and Board Member, PAMSA (Paper Manufacturers of South Africa)

2015 Board Member, PAMSA

2012 Board Member, AMCham (American Chamber of Commerce)


2013 Board Member, SAIRR (South African Institute for Race Relations)

2013 Board Trustee, Sisters of Mercy Educational and General Trusts South Africa

2014 Board Trustee, SAFA (South African Football Association), SDA



“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious”*