Family governance

We assist you in building lasting value by developing a professional family governance with you. With our holistic approach, your individual owner strategy combines family strategy with business strategy, professionalizing your family governance while covering all aspects that the owners of a family business need to consider.

Based on the goals and values of the family business and its business family, the owner’s strategy develops the tools that the business needs for governance, business transition and private wealth management. It is usually documented in a family constitution – putting values into action.

What is a family constitution?

A family constitution sets out the strategy of a business-owning family, documenting its vision, mission, strategy, structure and rules. It is a morally binding document, composed such that it is universally understandable in the individual family’s language. It is a social contract between the shareholders and the family stakeholders. It is not a checklist or recipe; rather, it is very much an individually tailored document.

Contact us

Gert Allen

Gert Allen

Africa PCS Leader, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 6101

Jenni Kitching

Jenni Kitching

Associate Director, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 33 343 8659

Schalk Barnard

Schalk Barnard

Africa Family Business Leader, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 13 754 3357

Andrea Benkenstein

Andrea Benkenstein

Senior Manager, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 21 529 2754

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