LONDON: From Paris, I was promoted to Associate Director of Innovation within the newly established Oral care Innovation Centre in London. There I developed a patented product, along with Colgate Naturals and Sensitive Care.
SYDNEY: Then I emigrated to Australia in 2000, where I lectured 12 marketing strategy subjects over 6 years to MBA’s at the University of Sydney. I delivered Brand Growth and Innovation Strategy as a training & consulting for Australia’s largest health food company (owns Weetbix brand), Unilever Foods, Brita, Telecoms Orange for the launch of the 3G network, AAPT Telecoms, Banking and Financial services to name a few.
NEW YORK: Living and working in NYC had always been my dream and in 2012, I moved into the quaint West Village in the same street as the “Friends” building in Manhattan. Projects included Hills Pet Food 5 year innovation strategy plan; which led to the successful product launch of their canned stews. Also trained Novartis leadership in critical thinking and strategic presentation structuring.
CAPE TOWN, JOZI: Through all the years away, I never got South Africa out of my system, and in 2014, I travelled home. I bought a gorgeous cottage in Seapoint & did a stint lecturing Retail and Services Marketing to Grad. Dip students at UCT. Now I travel between Cape Town and Johannesburg for marketing & innovation projects for UCT Graduate School of Business, major research companies (KLA), Ad agencies (MH), & ABSA call centre cultural change. I also mentor SME’s in total company growth planning and embed growth capability across a range of industries.
My CORE STRENGTH is delivering Growth Capability during Change and Uncertainty.
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