New MD for King James II
Lesego Kotane has been promoted to managing director of King James the Second, effective 1 August 2018. Kotane joined the King James Group as strategic planning partner five years ago and has been part of the senior leadership team in Johannesburg. Former MD Charles Matterson will now focus on client service and operations.
“Lesego came in with an energy that was immediately felt across the group,” says James Barty, King James Group CEO. “His depth of insight and absolute passion for the creative product has made him an invaluable member of the senior team, and Alistair and I have had our eye on him for some time now as a key future leader in the business. We’re pleased to announce that that future is now.”
“I have always been fully invested in the agency, its people and the clients who entrust us with their brands,” says Kotane. “And I am truly excited by the enormous opportunity (and responsibility) that this new position creates. The timing also feels right. For me, year five is the tipping point in the lifecycle of a business so I’m excited to lead the charge into an incredible new chapter — an opportunity which has reignited my passion for the industry and inspired a razor-sharp focus on the future success of the agency. With the amazingly talented team across the group and the great energy in the building, we’re gearing up for a winning season.”
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