A member of the Board, Margaret is an innovative C-suite leader, offering strategic management solutions to the Board and Management teams of the Group to not only maximize return on investment to shareholders, but to also achieve excellence in corporate governance.
She has over 30 years experience in corporate governance, marketing, human resources and general management.
Margaret began her working career with the East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) on completion of her graduate studies in 1980. In EABL she started in the PR and Marketing department before making a career shift to the HR department. After several years working through the HR ranks in EABL, she joined International Computers Ltd (ICL) as Head of HR, Quality and Communications. She steered the company to achieve ISO certification in 1993. ICL was the second Company in Kenya to achieve this accreditation.
In 1998 Margaret ventured into private practice consulting in the fields of Human Resources and Strategic Management.
Margaret initially joined the JCG in 2000 to provide HR and strategic management consulting services. She subsequently joined the Group on a more formal capacity in 2002.
She has since held the following positions in the Group: Group HR and Corporate Affairs Manager, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Group Executive Director – Operations and currently, Group Managing Director since 2015.
Margaret who graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Delhi University in 1980, has over the years attained several other professional certifications in the fields of Marketing, HR, Communications and General Management.
She is passionate about wildlife conservation and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, whose flagship project is the rehabilitation of the endangered Mountain Bongo antelope.
Margaret, an alumni of Alliance Girls High School, is also a mentor to many young professionals and managers.