Truworths: Mark Smith

Mark joined Truworths in September 2009

Mark Smith, Divisional Director of Human Resources at Truworths, has more than 20 years’ experience in HR leadership. Prior to his current role, he spent 12 years at Nedbank where he held positions as the Head of HR for Retail and Investment Management and Head of Group HR Strategy and Delivery. He also worked at Eskom where he was the Head of HR at the Koeberg Power Station.

He is currently a Trustee of Truworths Social Involvement Trust and Truworths Community Foundation.



Sep 2009 – Present:    Divisional Director, HR, Truworths

Jan 2008 – Aug 2009: Head of Group HR Strategy and Delivery, Nedbank

Sep 1997 – Dec 2007: Head of HR, Retail and Investment Management,


Sep 1993 – Aug 1997: Head of HR at Koeberg Power Station, Eskom



2017 – 2018:                  EMBA, UCT Graduate School of Business

1988 – 1989:                  BA (Hons), Psychology, University of the Western Cape

1983 – 1986:                  BA, University of Cape Town


About Truworths

Truworths International is an investment holding and management company, which has been listed in the General Retailers sector on the JSE and on the Namibian Stock Exchange since 1998. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, its main operating companies - Truworths, which operates primarily in South Africa and Office Holdings, which is in the UK - are leading cash and account retailers of fashion clothing, footwear and related merchandise.