Roz Thomas is CEO: Africa of Hill+Knowlton Strategies responsible for driving growth, strategic communications and client engagement across the SADC region. Prior to that, she was MD of H+K South Africa and before that, Corporate Communications Consultants which was acquired by H+K Strategies in August 2013.
In the past 20 years, Roz has counselled clients in a cross section of sectors including media, resources, financial services; industrial and professional services in corporate, change and internal communications. 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 the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, BlackRock, BancABC, First Capital Bank, Deloitte, Econet Wireless, and Hogan Lovells on internal and external communication programmes, including investor relations, private equity exit strategies, stakeholder management, executive development coaching and training, communications training and strategic guidance.
Roz holds a Master’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies and Anthropology. She is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce South Africa and is part of the Steering Committee of the CEO Initiative, a business-led initiative created in 2016 acting in partnership with the South African Government to drive sustainable economic growth for all South Africans.