Darryl Thwaits has been with Tiger Brands since 1994 in a number of executive roles, including supply chain, logistics, finance and IT. He has held his current role as group CIO since 2004. Prior to joining Tiger Brands, Thwaits spent 12 years as the MD of the St. Thomas Group, Natal, the largest executive placement agency in Durban, and was the financial director for Tongaat Foods for the six years preceding this.

Thwaits is a chartered accountant and obtained his MBA from the Herriot-Watt University in Scotland. He has chaired the KwaZulu- Natal Society of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Directors in Durban and the Association of Personnel Selection Organisations, also in Durban.