Illovo Sugar: Kim Usher

Kim Joined Illovo Sugar in July 2016. 

Kim Usher, Group HR Director at Illovo Sugar, was previously the Human Resources Director at ABI, the soft drinks division of SAB Miller, which is now a subsidiary of AB-InBev. It was there that she played a significant role in the integration with ABI and SAB Miller over a period of 3 years. Under her leadership, a new organisational design delivered on the growth and productivity savings of R60 million. In her current role, she assumes the ultimate responsibility for the group human resources function. Kim holds a Masters Degree in industrial psychology, an MBA, and is a registered industrial psychologist. Outside of work, her hobbies include mountain biking and golf. 


Jul 2016 – Present:      Group HR Director, Illovo Sugar

Mar 1997 – Jan 2016:  Various roles until ultimately becoming HR Director at ABI,



             -                         MBA, Henley Management College Brunel University

             -                         MA, Industrial Psychology, University of South Africa

             -                         Certificate in Financial Management, Gordon Institute of Business Science

About Illovo Sugar

The Illovo Sugar group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group operating in 48 countries. It is Africa’s biggest sugar producer and has extensive agricultural and manufacturing operations in six African countries. The group produces raw and refined sugar for local, regional African, European Union (EU), United States of America (USA) and world markets from sugar cane supplied by its own agricultural operations and independent out growers who supply cane to Illovo’s factories.