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Patricia Pillay

Patricia has vast legal, advocacy and regulatory experience having served as the Executive for Legal, Regulatory & Sustainability at the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa for the past ten years. This role required close collaboration and partnerships with government, industry bodies and regulatory agencies in order to represent the interests of the consumer goods industry.

She is also an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a certified part-time commissioner of the CCMA. She was also responsible for establishing the Consumer Goods and Services Ombud (CGSO) in South Africa and still plays an active role in this space as chairperson of the Society for Customer Care Professionals (SOCAP).  

Patricia is passionate about empowering woman for the betterment of our society and in her spare time she works with the 
Home of Hope for Girls, who provide support to girls rescued from Human Trafficking. Patricia is also currently completing her MBA with Henley Business School.

“It is indeed an interesting time for me to be joining the industry. Apart from the challenges of dealing with the covid-19 virus we are also dealing with the rebuilding of the industry and economy after the 9 week prohibition of sales of alcohol. Sadly jobs have already been lost and livelihoods of many negatively impacted however I am optimistic that working together, BASA, government as well as other stakeholders we can grow our beer industry to be the valuable contributor it is. ”

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