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Pepe Marais

Pepe Marais

Chief Creative Officer

  • 20 years experience 
  • Co-founded Joe Public in 1998 
  • Top 5 industry leaders, Financial Mail in 2008 
  • Ranked in the Top 10 SA Executive Creative Directors in 2010 
  • Executive committee of the SA Creative Circle 
  • Loerie judge 2002/3/4/5/7/8/9/10/11 
  • Cannes Int. Advertising Festival judge 2009

Gareth Leck

Gareth Leck

Chief Executive Officer

  • 18 years experience
  • Co-founded Joe Public in 1998
  • B.Comm, Postgraduate Marketing 
  • ACA Board Member 
  • ACA APEX Chairperson

Laurent Marty

Laurent Marty

Chief Strategic Officer

  • 17 years experience, 6 years at Joe Public 
  • MBA Lyon EML 
  • Manchester Business School 
  • Marketing Manager of Renault 1998-2005 
  • APEX judge 2009 
  • Speaks French, Afrikaans, English, German, Italian and Mandarin

Xolisa Dyeshana

Xolisa Dyeshana

Executive Creative Director

  • 12 years experience, 6 years at Joe Public 
  • Judged John Caples Award, NYC 2007 
  • Loerie judge in 2006/7/8/9/10/11 
  • Top 5 people to watch by AdReview in 2009 
  • Sits on the Creative Circle EXCO 
  • Apex judge 2011 
  • Assegai Awards judge 2008/2009/2010 
  • Member of the Loerie Awards Board 
  • Cannes Int. Advertising Festival judge 2011

Neil van der Weele

Neil van der Weele

Chairman

  • 30 years experience 
  • Group Chief Executive of Draftfcb South Africa 2000 - 2008 
  • Chairman of Financial Mail's Adfocus Awards 2010 and 2011 
  • Appointed as Joe Public Chairman in 2011 
  • Regional President : Digital and Transformation : Asia Pacific

Dave McCullough

Dave McCullough

Group Commercial Director

  • Completed his Articles with Deloitte's and qualified as a CA (SA) in 1998
  • Financial Manager for Nashua Mobile in 2000
  • Draftfcb Financial Director in 2003
  • CFO for TBWA South Africa in 2010
  • Appointed to Joe Public South Africa as Group Commercial Director in 2013

Samantha van Tonder

Samantha van Tonder

Account Management Director

  • Started career in TV and Radio 1996 
  • 15 years experience in Account Management, 10 years at Joe Public
  • Appointed as Joe Public Account Management Director in 2011

Jodi Calvert

Jodi Calvert

Channel Strategy Director

  • 20 years experience 
  • Deputy Media Director O & M 1998 
  • Founding Partner & MD Nota Bena JHB 2000 
  • Appointed as Joe Public Media Director in 2010

Belinda Shea

Belinda Shea

Production Director

  • Has a wealth of experience in traffic, radio/TV production, print production and art buying
  • Joined the advertising industry in 1989 at Grey Advertising
  • Jupiter Drawing Room in 2000
  • Appointed as Production Director to Joe Public in 2013

Suraya Pillay

Suraya Pillay

Media Director

  • 20 years Media experience 
  • Joined Joe Public in 2013 
  • Appointed to board of directors at Mediacom (WPP) in 2005
  • MD of Mach 5 2010-2012

Lebo Masilela

Lebo Masilela

HR Director

  • 10 years' experience in HR
  • Worked for Multinationals in Banking, FMCG & Construction Industries
  • Appointed Joe Public HR Director in 2013

Keri-Ann Stanton

Keri-Ann Stanton

PR Director

  • 20 years experience in journalism, corporate communications, marketing and public relations 
  • Owner and founder of Kezi Communications
  • In 2011 Kezi Communications was named as a finalist at Finweek's AdReview Agency of the Year awards, effectively placing the company in the top four in the country
  • Keri-Ann sold the company in 2012 and was appointed as MD of PR in 2013