The chairman of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) Reinher Behrens yesterday, Monday, 8 October 2007, announced the appointment of Odette Roper as the new CEO of the ACA. Roper takes over from Zandile Nzalo, who resigned last month to further her business interests.
Odette Roper, newly appointed ACA CEO
In making the announcement, Behrens said "Roper's previous experience in the communications and marketing industry and international exposure will be of immense benefit to the ACA.”
Roper joins the ACA from Sentech, where she headed the company's advertising, events and sponsorships portfolio. She has also worked for African Technology Holdings, South African Post Office, Siemens, BP South Africa and Rentworks, holding managerial positions in marketing, business development and strategy.
Roper holds a Higher Diploma in Business Management and a National Diploma Marketing Management. She has additional executive courses in insurance and direct marketing.
“During my career, I have been fortunate to gain all round experience across the various spheres of the marketing, advertising and communications industries – from agency to client, private sector and Government. The knowledge and experience I gained over the years places me in the unique position to add value to the ACA by leading the ACA in its continued efforts to remain relevant to its members and the industry,” Roper said.