With more than 20 years of industry experience, and having worked for some of South Africa’s most respected PR firms, Craig is the anchor of all client relationships and the driving force behind the agency’s strategic output. Currently in his second year of a postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration at the UCT Business School, Craig has developed a passion for emerging market economy opportunities, as well as values-based leadership.
Karina van den Heever
Account Director, Cape Town
Karina qualified for and began a career in fashion, before deciding to put her natural multitasking and people skills to better use in the hospitality industry. As marketing manager for the Relish restaurant group, she discovered a flare for design and planning skills, and subsequently, at MC Saatchi Abel, she worked as a PR consultant on a variety of consumer and financial-services brands, including Weylandts, Maison and The Kitchen in Franschhoek, Heineken and Deloitte. She’s passionate about the outdoors, a healthy lifestyle and purpose-beyond-profit brands and organisations, which made her a perfect fit for Dummet & Co.
Account Director Consultant/ Strategy
Consultant account director Maria Oosthuizen uses the tools of PR and copywriting to help grow companies, expand markets, raise profiles and position brand, product and/or service offerings effectively and meaningfully. Passionate about communication and its effect on business and greater society, and with a very strong focus on the business-to-business environment, Maria has over 25 years of experience in various industries, including ICT and telecommunications, defence, manufacturing, education, aviation, sport, travel and tourism.
Account Director, Johannesburg
Chloe Torr (account director: Johannesburg) has extensive communications experience, having serviced well over 20 big-name clients during her career. She’s worked in both PR and advertising agencies, and has additional knowledge in marketing, social media, promotional activations and project management. With great passion for her chosen field, she offers a wide range of expertise that covers strategic input, implementation and overall management of accounts and teams on all levels.
A graduate of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology with a PR B-Tech, Robyn cut her teeth as an intern in the PR industry in 2013. Her attention to detail, enthusiasm and dedication make her an ideal member of the Dummett & Co team.
Jenny’s vast experience in administration, sales and management are invaluable resources, while her pitching skills have made her a media-liaison expert of note. Her cheerful persistence and warm people skills often see her securing excellent publicity and keeping the agency’s clients smiling.
Armed with a BA from the University of Johannesburg and a qualification in Public Relations from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Lebo has worn various hats in his career: he began a talent coordinator, worked as a real estate agent and dipped into celebrity management. Now in his third year at CPUT, Lebo adds his considerable drive and energy to the Dummett & Co team.
Edó’s background in interior design gave him a sharp eye for detail, which has served him well in his career as a photographer. This, combined with his exuberant personality and empathy with his subjects, ensures photographs that perfectly communicate the spirit of the moment in whatever event or person he’s photographing.
Senior Writer & Copy Editor
An award-winning writer and editor with over 30 years’ experience across a vast subject range and many media platforms, Tracey is part of the Dummett & Co team that produces content that’s accurate, compelling and perfectly fits a client’s needs.
Senior Graphic Designer
Senior graphic designer Nici Mancini has over 14 years of experience, having worked for a variety of clients both locally and in the UK. She’s passionate about brand identity design and packaging.
Estee de Villiers
Account Director Consultant/ Social Media
Social-media account director Estee de Villiers has a background in journalism, and a proven track record of social-media management and creating informed, appealing and entertaining content to drive traffic, and develop brands and engagement. She has acquired a reputation for introducing new concepts and methods and conducting successful campaigns that result in major increases in online engagement and business.
Digital Marketing Expert
A digital-marketing expert with many years of experience, servicing businesses both locally and abroad, and across all marketing channels, including search engine optimisation (SEO), content, PR and social media. His holistic approach and refined methodology, in-depth analytical understanding and strong focus on customer experience come together to create digital strategies that work.
Intern, Class of 2017
Intern Denver Nazima is a student in PR Management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). He has a love for communications and the power of social media, and is very eager to gain knowledge and experience in the field of PR. He has worked for the publication Science Stars, which enhanced his confidence in his writing abilities.
Intern, Class of 2017
Ambitious and outspoken, intern Keletso Moloto is in her third year of a PR diploma at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). She joined Dummett & Co to improve her skills and learn more about communications, social media and the PR industry. She feels passionate about making a change in the world and has worked as a volunteer in the education department at the Iziko Museum. She enjoys film, the arts and baking.