Mark Smith


Job Title: Head of People

Company: Oppenheimer Generations


Mark Smith was appointed Head of People for Oppenheimer Generations in January 2019.  Before this he was Divisional Director of Human Resources at Truworths. He has more than 20 years’ experience in HR leadership. He also 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 worked at Eskom where he was the Head of HR at the Koeberg Power Station.

He has a BA Honours in Psychology from the University of the Western Cape.



2019 - Present       Head of People, Oppenheimer Generations
2009 – 2018          Divisional Director, HR, Truworths

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

1997 –  2007          Head of HR, Retail and Investment Management, Nedbank

1993 –  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

Oppenheimer Generations: An Investment group representing the interests of the Oppenheimer family.




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