• Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 6th May 2019

44 year old, South African coloured female open to relocation for correct opportunity. She lives in Randburg and has a BA Hons in Brand Leadership (Vega Brand Communications School) as well as a 3 year N.Dip in PR and Communications obtained from Durban University of Technology. She has 22 years work experience and is considered to be a consummate professional in the areas of government affairs, brand leadership, media reputational management and communications.

As a senior, strategic executive for government affairs, policy and communications delivery, she presents an extensive portfolio of successfully developing, executing and redefining business success both strategically and operationally.  She possesses excellent skills and is a known entity to key government stakeholders as well as organised business platforms. She is an exceptional corporate and operational strategist with strong media and PR capabilities. She has strategic and far-reaching understanding of socio-economic, socio-political frameworks/issues - legislative in nature, regulations, white paper debates on certain issues, policy-making arms of government, business platforms for debate and engagement. Further to this, she has successful knowledge and experience in corporate reputation planning and implementation, the ability to brand build, position and leverage on behalf of the organisation. She is an expert negotiator, lobbyist on key issues impacting market access and is a known entity to most private sector and government stakeholders, especially in the areas of healthcare and allied sectors.  Strong ethics and is highly credible.

She has a proven track record of both driving and implementing and has a deep passion for delivery and results. She has worked for large South African companies, organised business as well as has multi-national work experience. She is immediately available (once 2 months’ notice period served)  and looking for an exciting opportunity within leading sectors (inclusive of healthcare) of the economy. She also possesses Africa experience.


Summary of Experience:

She started her career in 1995, in an arts and culture environment, having exited as a Corporate Affairs Executive, 7 years later. She then landed a strategic role in Africa's largest Chamber of Commerce & Industry, as both its spokesperson as well as Manager for Marketing and Communications.

Four years later, she moved onto South Africa largest private hospital group and exited three years later as Group Manager for Marketing and Communications. Wanting strategic multi-national experience in 2010, she landed the role of firstly, Country Communicator then as Director for Public Affairs, Policy and Communications in the world's leading pharmaceutical company. She received global experience by reporting into Southern Africa, Dubai and the USA on certain, key initiatives. Hungry for further growth and development, she exited and landed a role in one of South Africa's leading SOEs. She drove media relations and reputation for this SOE and 'fixed' its stakeholder and brand issues. She was also the spokesperson for this SOE.

With corporate healthcare a major focus in her career, she then landed a strategic role as Senior Lead for Market Access and Public Affairs, for Africa for a global, multi-national nutrition corporation.


She is seeking a challenging, strategic opportunity as either a Director and/or Senior Executive within a global, multi-national organisation.


Phone Number
Racial Classification
Job Title
Senior Corporate Affairs Lead Strategist
BA Hons in Brand Leadership, Certificate in Brand Communications (Reputational Branding), N.Dip Communications & PR Management
Years of Experience
Industry Experience
Entertainment, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Medical, Transportation, Nutrition
2 Months
Salary bracket
R2 million pa.
Consultant Name
Cindy Caldwell
Consultant Email
Consultant Phone Number
082 895 5648

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