Bernie Brookes and Edcon – one-year scorecard

It is probably timely to review the performance of Bernie Brookes since he was appointed head of Edcon, a large retail group in South Africa, on September 30, 2015, almost a year ago to the day. Around that time, I wrote a column on Edcon’s appointment of Brookes that summed up with four points: An ailing South African retailer (Edcon). A CEO at that retailer being sent to the knackers yard long before his contract ended (CEO – Jurgen Schreiber). An Australian CEO being given his freedom to

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