Marketing Achievers Council

Above all, marketing needs to solve challenges and unlock opportunities that drive business results and growth.

Join us in celebrating Marketing that Means Business and raising the bar for marketing excellence. Our platform encourages marketers to connect, innovate and advocate, while our foundation is based on a thought-leading ecosystem of commercial partners and mentors designed to inspire, inform and celebrate marketing excellence.

Meet the marketing leaders who are committed to spearheading this process.

Asha Patel

Asha Patel 
Head of Marketing,
Google South Africa

David Wingfield
Managing Executive: Marketing, Absa Group

Doug Place
Chief Marketing Officer,
Nando’s

Dr Doug Mattheus
Independent Marketing and Leadership Consultant,
Doug M Consultancy

Dr Sean McCoy
Founder and Executive Director – HKLM Group

Enzo Scarcella
Chief Consumer Officer,
MTN Group 

 

Faye Mfikwe
Chief Marketing Officer,
First National Bank

Geoff Whyte
CEO, Nando’s Africa, Middle East, South Asia

Gugu Ntuli
Group Executive: Corporate Affairs & Marketing, SABC

Haydn Townsend
Managing Director, Accenture Song

Ivan Moroke
MAA Chairperson & CEO, Kantar South Africa

Leigh-Anne Acquisto
Leigh-Anne Acquisto
Head of Brand Expression and Activation
IG Group

Mohale Ralebitso
Managing Director,
Vodacom Lesotho

Nadia Mohamed
Marketing Director,
Mondelēz International Africa

Reginald Nxumalo
Group Executive: Sales
SABC

Rob Fleming

Rob Fleming
Director,
Incrementum SA

Romeo Kumalo
Co-founder and CEO,
LLH Capital

Sydney Mbhele
Chief Executive: Brand,
Sanlam Group &
MASA Chairperson

Themba Nobanda

Themba Nobanda
CEO: Africa, Middle East, South Asia
Brand Spear

Thulani Sibeko
Chief Brand & Marketing Officer,
Standard Bank Group

Gugu Mthembu

Gugu Mthembu
Chief Marketing Officer at Telkom

Audrey Naidoo

Jorja Wilkins
Divisional Executive for Marketing and Marketing Services at Primedia Outdoor

Brunella Boamgard

Brunella Boamgard
Head of Brand Design Strategy, Brand Enablement and Marketing Management at the Absa Group

The theme for this awards season is “Marketing that Means Business” and scanning this year’s entries, it certainly does!

Meet our esteemed panel of industry experts who will be diving into this year’s submissions to adjudicate and award Marketing that demonstrates excellence – that exemplary work that combines analytical thinking and creativity to deliver business results.

Meet the Judges

Andisa Ntsubane

Andisa Ntsubane
Independent Non-Executive Director at Cricket South Africa (CSA)

Audrey Naidoo

Audrey Naidoo
Head of Digital Marketing at Absa Bank

 

Celéste Burger

Celéste Burger
Brand strategist and Chartered Marketer
Angelcy Brand Messengers

Clare Trafankowska

Clare Trafankowska-Neal
Managing Director at iProspect and Vizeum SA

 

Candy Dempers

Candy Dempers
Managing Director at MediaHeads 360

 

David Blyth

David Blyth
Founder of DeltaVictorBravo® 

 

Donald Mokgale

Donald Mokgale
Group Business Director at Dentsu International

Carla Enslin

Dr Carla Enslin
Head of Postgraduate Studies & Research at Vega School

Brunella Boamgard

Brunella Boamgard
Head of Brand Design Strategy, Brand Enablement and Marketing Management at the Absa Group

Bogosi Motshegwa

Bogosi Motshegwa
Chief Creative Officer at Black River FC,
Thinkerneur Founder & Strategy Director.

Dr Sean McCoy
Dr Sean McCoy
Founder and Executive Director at HKLM Group
Charmagne Mavudzi
Charmagne Mavudzi
Regional Marketing Lead – Sub Saharan Africa at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Clive Grinaker
Clive Grinaker
CEO of Grinsport
Nontokozo Madonsela
Nontokozo Madonsela
Group CMO of Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
Carmen Mohapi
Carmen Mohapi
CEO of The Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education (aware.org)
Gugu Mthembu

Gugu Mthembu
Chief Marketing Officer at Telkom

Dr Doug Mattheus

Dr Doug Mattheus
Independent Marketing and Leadership Consultant at Doug M Consultancy

 

Thembi Sehloho
Thembi Sehloho
Marketing Director for Rice and Pasta at Tiger Brands
Clayton McCoy
Clayton McCoy
Head of Strategy at HKLM
Jean Scheltema
Jean Scheltema
Head of Marketing and Communications at Wesgro
Leigh-Anne Acquisto
Leigh-Anne Acquisto
Head of Brand Expression and Activation at IG Group
Prof. Madéle Tait

Madéle Tait
Professor in the Department: Marketing Management, at Nelson Mandela University

Enrico du Plessis
Enrico du Plessis
Chairperson of the MASA Professional Designation Board and non-executive director on the MASA Board.
Themba Nobanda
Themba Nobanda
CEO of Brand Spear
Asha Patel
Asha Patel 
Head of Marketing at Google South Africa
Kevin Kirby
Kevin Kirby
COO at Nfinity Group
Mphothe Elizabeth Mokoena

Mphothe Elizabeth Mokwena
HomeCare Marketing Director at Unilever Africa

Kim Thipe

Kim Thipe
Non-Executive Director at African Media Entertainment (AME)

 

Rob Fleming
Rob Fleming
Director at Incrementum SA
Clement Motale
Clement Motale
Head of Marketing & Corporate Relations for Absa CIB

Pieter Groenewald
CEO of Influencer Marketing Division at Nfinity,
CEO and Founder at theSALT

Koo Govender

Koo Govender
CEO of dentsu South Africa

 

Mike Joubert

Mike Joubert
Founder of The Billybo Group

 

Devian Nadasen
Devian Nadasen
Managing Director of Octagon Africa
Justine Cullinan

Justine Cullinan
GM Marketing: Brand Strategy & Communications at Nando’s South Africa

Darren Sandras
Darren Sandras
Co-owner and Creative Director at One-eyed Jack
Mariska Oosthuizen

Mariska Oosthuizen
Head Of Brand at Sanlam

Yasmin Kathoria

Yasmin Kathoria
Brand Growth Director at Kantar Consulting

David Sidenberg

David Sidenberg
Executive Director & CEO – BMI Sport Info (BMI)
Founding Partner & CEO – SS Network (SSN)

Jean Willers

Jean Willers
Managing Director of Nielsen Sports SA

Gugu Ntuli

Gugu Ntuli
Group Executive: Corporate Affairs & Marketing at the SABC

Clare Trafankowska

Zumi Njongwe 
Consumer Communication and Marketing Excellence Director for the Nestlé East & Southern African Region

Serisha Pillay

Serisha Pillay
Senior Marketing Manager at Sage