8th October 2018, EMEA – Global communications advisory firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) announced today that Jennifer Leppington-Clark had been appointed as Managing Director of H+K South Africa from 1st October 2018. Roz Thomas, who has been MD of the company for the last 10 years (5 of those years serving under H+K), will take on the role of CEO: Southern Africa for H+K.
“Jennifer has been with H+K for 6 years and most recently served as my second in command as Executive Director. She has proven herself a strong leader committed to helping clients achieve tangible results and I look forward to supporting her as she steps into her new position,” said Thomas.
Leppington-Clark comments, “It’s a great opportunity that I’m very excited about. H+K SA has really flourished over the past few years under Roz’s leadership. Our Consumer, Technology, Energy, Financial Services and Professional Services practices have seen impressive growth, both with existing and with new clients, as a result of our unique offering. H+K SA has proved we are a force to be reckoned with in the strategic communications space, not only because of our impressive results, but also because of our recent SABRE EMEA Award and SABRE Africa Award wins in 2018 and 2017. I am eager to lead our talented team as we continue to help our clients grow their businesses and build their reputations.”
Roz Thomas is also looking forward to the challenge of her new position as CEO: Southern Africa at H+K. “For a while now, I have wanted to play a more active role in those projects aimed at directly supporting the positive changes we are all starting to see in our country, and also in the developments of fascinating new areas of the communications business,” notes Thomas.
Sconaid McGeachin, CEO of H+K Africa, concludes, “In her new role, Roz will focus on bigger strategic opportunities both in South Africa and surrounding markets. This will undoubtedly deliver additional value to our clients and by extension, the business of H+K in South Africa.”
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