New chair, board for Brand Council South Africa
At the end of 2015, a new board was elected for the Brand Council South Africa (BCSA). Leigh-Anne Acquisto, founder of Liquorish Ink, was voted in as chairperson and Sbu Manqele, executive director, The Switch Design Company SA, as vice chair. Former BCSA chair for the past two years, Ivan Moroke, CEO of Co Currency, will stay on as a director.
Other members of the board include: Paul Kirsten (FD, HKLM), David Wingfield (head of marketing, Barclays Africa Group), Adam Byars (MD, Grid Worldwide), Neo Makhele (group strategy director, Ogilvy & Mather South Africa), Andisa Ntusbane (head of marketing strategy and planning, Old Mutual Emerging Markets), Kamogelo Sesing (partner, Accomplice Creative), Danie Botha (client solutions manager, Columinate), Bianca de Beer (marketing manager, Dial Direct Telesure), Anli Grobler (academic navigator, Vega School of Brand Leadership), Shaun Botes (ECD, Xfacta Consulting Services), Dita Kreschel (founder/CEO, Direct Action) and Nokuthula Radebe (marketing manager, Yellowwood Future Architects).
The first step for the council in 2016 will be to address the issue of membership. The BCSA aims to build a membership base representing all fields of marketing and branding and, in doing so, urges all industry stakeholders to consider their role and engage with the BCSA.
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