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2010 ACA board announced

The new board of directors for the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) was announced at the 2009 AGM held earlier this week in Johannesburg. The new board will once again be chaired by Reinher Behrens.
2010 ACA board announcedIn his 2009 chairperson's report, Behrens highlighted some of the association's achievements of the past year. “2009 has undoubtedly been the toughest yet most successful year for the ACA. The year kicked off with the alcohol advertising debate, proposed regulations from ICASA, a brand new corporate identity for the ACA, a fresh new website and of course, the now annual APEX Awards,” said Behrens.

2010 board of directors

Board memberDesignationAgency
1Chris PrimosCEOBlast Communications
2Jackie Du Rand Group MDChilli Bush
3Glen Lomas CEODDB SA
4NkwenkweNkomoChairmanDraft FCB
5Paul MiddletonCEOEbony & Ivory
6Mike Gendel (vice chairperson)CEOGendel Advertising
7Tim ByrneCEOGrey SA
8Gareth LeckCEOJoe Public
9James Barty (Cape Town representative)Group CEOKing James
10Anita PendergrastMDLeo Burnett
11Sarah DexterMDLowe Bull
12Wayne Naidoo (vice chairperson)CEOLowe Bull
13Reinher Behrens (chair)CEOMcCann Worldgroup
14Paul Wilkins CEOMedia Compete
15Vanessa VoslooDeputy MDMetropolitanRepublic
16Nina MorrisCEOMorris Jones
17Abdulla MiyaMDNetwork BBDO
18Boniswa Pezisa (vice chairperson)CEONetwork BBDO
19Eric D'OliveiraMDNetwork BBDO
20Evan TyawaCEOO'Brian
21Julian RibeiroMDOgilvy
22Mark SpriestersbachCEOPublicis
23Gail CurtisCEOSaatchi & Saatchi
24Gavin HeronCEOTBWA
25Alison DeebMDThe Jupiter Drawing Room

Behrens added that the 2010 board faced an interesting year ahead and would continue driving focal areas such as ensuring that members receive real, tangible value and benefit in exchange for their subscriptions, taking the APEX awards to the next level, showcasing the profession as important contributors to business success and transformation.

“Undoubtedly, the team will rise to the challenges presented and in so doing, continue building real trust, mutually beneficial partnerships with clients and industry stakeholders,” Behrens said.

On an operational level, Odette Roper ACA CEO, says that the association will continue the prospecting drive to grow the membership base and attract talent to the profession.

The AGM was held at the Museum of Military History in Saxonwold on Tuesday, 1 December 2009.

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