The One Club appoints SA CEO


The One Club, the world’s foremost non-profit organisation recognising creative excellence in advertising, design and marketing communications, has announced the appointment of South African Kevin Swanepoel as chief executive officer. Swanepoel joined The One Club in 1998 and previously served as president.

Swanepoel succeeds Mary Warlick, who joined The One Club in 1989 as executive director and served as chief executive officer since 2006. A two-time Emmy Award winner, for the film Art and Copy and PBS special The Real Mad Men and Women of Madison Avenue, Warlick will transition into her new position as president of A&C Film Distribution, a division of The One Club devoted to documentary films, television and other content. Warlick will report to The One Club Board of Directors.

“The One Club would not be where it is today, and I would not be where I am now, if it weren’t for Mary’s leadership over these many years,” said Swanepoel. “It has been an absolute pleasure and I am glad she now has the chance to fully pursue her passion for creating documentaries. I am grateful for this opportunity and I am confident that with the team we have built, The One Club will continue to set the standard in our industry in more and more places around the world.”

“I am excited about the next stage in my career,” said Warlick. “After producing the One Show Awards for 25 years, I am looking forward to focusing on producing films, television and digital content. I hope that my legacy to The One Club will be one of maintaining a standard of excellence for the industry and I am sure it will be continued.”

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