Roz Thomas

Roz Thomas is CEO: Africa of Hill+Knowlton Strategies responsible for driving growth, strategic communications and client engagement across the continent. Prior to that, she was MD of H+K South Africa and before that, was a partner at Corporate Communications Consultants which was acquired by Hill+Knowlton Strategies in August 2013.

In the past 20 years, Roz has counselled clients in a cross section of sectors including media and technology, resources, financial services; industrial and professional services.  Roz is a well-rounded communicator who has carved out a niche for herself in supporting clients to tackle complex business issues. This includes being front-line counsel to organisations in crisis.

Roz has worked with global and regional clients such as BlackRock, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, Dow, Distell, Hogan Lovells and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on internal and external communication programmes, ranging from launching new market entrants across Africa to training and coaching the next layers of management.

Roz holds a Master’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies and Anthropology.  She is a member of the National Business Initiative in South Africa.