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"...buildings are merely a venue from which to serve our customers, but the bricks and mortar play a small role in our business. It's the people that are important..."
Brand Pretorius

Brand is the recently retired chief executive of McCarthy Limited, the leading motor retail group in South Africa. He doesn't describe his stepping down on 1 March 2011 from his full-time executive position as "retirement", but rather as "changing gear". In this next phase of his life he is determined to continue to make a difference to his country and all its people.
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Brand Pretorius was born on 15 February 1948 in Steynsrus in the Free State. He matriculated at Kroonstad High School and obtained his M.Com degree in Business Economics at the University of the Free State in 1972. His business career had its origin at Toyota South Africa in March 1973. Following a number of management positions in...

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professional speaking
The topics Brand has presented on to local and international audiences include the following:

  • The role the business sector can play to bring about a more prosperous South Africa.

  • Guidelines for business success in a rapidly changing South Africa.
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