Hi,
I am a professional communications expert with specific experience on the African continent in international organisations. I have over 15 years work experience in corporate communications, integrated marketing , media relations, government relations and stakeholder relations.

Experience

  • Head Marketing & Communications: Africa, Middle East and India

    at Royal HaskoningDHV (PTY) Ltd

    January 2015 - at Present

    Gauteng

    shows and all campaigns to generate demand and sales leads • Conduct research and evaluation of marketing solutions and campaigns • Develop strategic decision making, prioritization and governance process • Manage marketing and communications team • Develop and implement integrated marketing campaigns and events • Brand and reputation management and processes Communications • Develop a communications strategy for the main markets in the region (Marketing Communications, internal and corporate communications) • Managing all Corporate Affairs and reputation management • Developing and managing all Government Relations, Governance and Legislative framework • Support marketing team for all integrated marketing & communications campaigns across business lines on integrated, paid-for, earned, social media and owned media platforms • Manage social media management internal and external platforms

  • Senior Communications Manager – Africa

    at WESTERN UNION LTD

    September 2012 - December 2014

    Gauteng

    o Managing all internal and external communications activities for the company in the SE Africa Region and Nigeria o Reporting to the Global Senior Vice President Communications o Strategy development regarding public affairs of the company o Managing all Corporate Affairs o Developing and managing all Government Relations, Governance and Legislative framework o Developing and managing all Government Relations, Governance and Legislative framework o All events management internally and externally at all levels o Support marketing team for all integrated marketing & communications campaigns o Manage social media management internal and external platforms o Managing and conducting market research and insights o CSR Management - Africa o Media management for Senior WU personnel and business in South and Africa

  • Senior Communications Consultant-Africa, Finance, Mining and Industry

    at Baird’s Renaissance Management Consultants (PTY) LTD

    September 2008 - August 2012

    Gauteng

    o Media management, sponsorship and branding o Media relations development, coordination, implementation and management o Identifying key African country media o Developing and managing all Government Relations, Governance and Legislative framework o All events management internally and externally at all levels o Support marketing team for all integrated marketing & communications campaigns o Manage social media management internal and external platforms o Stakeholder Management o Communications and media relations management (Africa) o Strategic key profiling and publicity generation o Strategic communications development o Strategic internal and external stakeholder communications planning and implementation o Managing all Government relations, regulatory and policy bodies relationships o Managing and conducting market research and insights o Media monitoring o Competitor analysis

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Science in Communications

    at University of FortHare

    1998 - 2000 (2 years) Eastern Cape

  • Diploma in Journalism

    at Africa Literature Center

    1995 - 1995 (1 year) Copperbelt Province

Services offered

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    Communications,
    Media relations
    Public Relations
    Social Media
    Government Relations
    Marketing

Languages

  • English Elementary

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