Draftfcb SA makes key appointments


The South African division of international communications agency Draftfcb is
undergoing a number of changes following the current Group Chief Executive
Officer, John Dixon’s, decision to join BrandsRock as a shareholder. Nkwenkwe
Nkomo, Group Chairman, will move into a non-executive role given his view to
retiring in the near future.

After 13 years at Draftfcb, Brett Morris, Chief Creative Officer for the group, will
take on the role of Chief Executive Officer, partnering with Mohale Ralebitso who
comes on board as Group Chairman.

Carter Murray, Draftfcb’s Worldwide Chief Executive Officer, said: “The South
African operation is one of the network’s star performers and I believe it is
poised to reach even greater heights in 2014. Brett, with his strong creative
reputation and intimate knowledge of the brands and business, is a perfect
choice to lead the charge. Add to this the strength of someone as accomplished
as Mohale, who has been a top agency leader and brings a wealth of client
experience, and we have a formidable combination.’

Commented Morris: “I’ve always been interested in the broader aspects of the
business because it all ultimately affects the work, so I’m really excited about
the opportunity to collaborate with this team to deliver truly iconic South African
campaigns for our clients.’

“The opportunity to work with an agency of Draftfcb’s calibre and its blue chip
clients is one that truly fires up my imagination,’ added Ralebitso.

Graham Vivian, the group’s Chief Financial Officer is stepping into the role of
Chief Operating Officer and outgoing Group Chairman Nkomo commented: “No
agency can be great without great finance and operations. Graham’s operational
and financial prowess is the backbone of our business and I know that he will
help take the group from strength to strength.’


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