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  • Dr. Sean McCoy

    Chief Executive

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    Dr. Sean McCoy

    Chief Executive

    Qualifications:

    B Com, Masters Degree in Business Leadership (MBL), PhD

    A brief background:

    Previously Managing Director at Enterprise IG Africa Middle East and Specialised Exhibitions, with an industry career spanning 25 years; centered on business and brand strategy, key account management, business development and general management.

    Founder member of HKLM in 2003 and currently Group Chief Executive.

    Major project portfolio includes:

    South Africa :

    Cell C, Dimension Data, Eskom, University of Pretoria, Standard Bank, Rainbow Chicken, Stanlib, Tiger Brands, AngloGold Ashanti, Barloworld, PPC, Investec, Investment Solutions, Alexander Forbes, Exxaro, BankservAfrica, Nedbank and AngloAmerican.

    Pan African/Indian Ocean Islands :

    Glo, Conoil, ETB, Bank PhB, Afribank, FCMB, Eunisell, 3Line (Nigeria), Stanbic Bank, Moneygram (Regional) Zantel (Tanzania) MCel (Mozambique) Gamma, Lotterie Nationale (Mauritius)

    International

    Coca Cola (USA), Royal Mirage, Dubai Festival City, Southern Sun, GFI (UAE) Blackwood (Russia) Hirco (India) Investec (UK, Australia)

  • Paul Kirsten

    Finance & Operations Director

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    Paul Kirsten

    Finance & Operations Director

    Qualifications:

    BCom (Accounting) (University of Pretoria)
    BCompt Hons (UNISA)
    MBA (GIBS - University of Pretoria)
    AGA(SA)
    Professional Accountant (SA)

    A brief background

    Completed articles and worked as an audit supervisor at KPMG Pretoria. Worked in financial and management accounting roles in the manufacturing sector. Spent several years in a financial and operations management role with Apple Computer Inc, and thereafter joined Enterprise IG (now the Brand Union) as Finance and Operations Director.

    Founder member of HKLM in 2003 and currently Finance & Operations Director.

  • Gary Harwood

    Director, West Africa

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    Gary Harwood

    Director, West Africa

    Qualifications:

    National Higher Diploma, Graphic Design, Witwatersrand Technikon

    A brief background:

    Previously Executive Creative Director at Enterprise IG Africa Middle East, with an industry career spanning 25 years, centered on multidisciplinary brand design & brand strategy.

    Founder member of HKLM (Harwood Kirsten Leigh McCoy) in 2003

    HKLM is a strategic brand and communication design consultancy, specialising in emerging markets, that conceptualises and delivers media neutral, business focused solutions to client challenges.

    Areas of practice include information, environmental and digital design, stakeholder communication and investor relations, internal brand engagement, advertising, public relations and events, digital brand management, procurement and project management.

    See: www.hklmgroup.com

  • Graham Leigh

    Director, East Africa

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    Graham Leigh

    Director, East Africa

    Qualifications:

    BArch, University of the Witwatersrand (Cum Laude) Pr Arch, MSAIA, 1985. MBA, University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business, 1996. Registered Architect (SA Council for the Architectural Profession, Pr. Arch.) Member of the South African Institute of Architect

    A brief background:

    Graham's strategic design career spans 25 years. His expertise lies in developing brand and business strategy and in the conceptualising, managing and delivering of multidisciplinary projects.

  • Julia Leuner

    Director

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    Julia Leuner

    Director

    Qualifications:

    B.Soc Sci, Diploma in Communications Management, Post Graduate diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) and MBA (GIBS)

    A brief background:

    Previously project manager and client services manager at Graphicor, with an industry career spanning eleven years; centered on investor and stakeholder communications, key account management, business development and general managemen

  • Clayton McCoy

    General Manager, Middle East/North Africa

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    Clayton McCoy

    General Manager, Middle East/North Africa

    Qualifications:

    BCom Entrepreneurship
    BCom Honours General Management (Cum Laude)

    A brief background:

    Currently General Manager of HKLM Middle East with a focus on strategy, management, business development, project direction and key account management. Clayton has delivered solutions to clients in numerous sectors including financial services, telecoms, FMCG, industrial, leisure and real estate.

    Client portfolio includes:

    Anglo American, Hircon, Hirco, Supreme Foods, Hiranandani, MUR Shipping, Deyaar, Emaar, Accor Hospitality, Ibis Hotels, Pullman hotels, Al Akaria, Ditra Sitra, Sasol, Eon Consulting, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Taaleem, Abu Dhabi International Bookfair, JD Group, Kitab and Kumba Iron Ore.

  • Jonathan Houston

    Head of Digital Marketing

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    Jonathan Houston

    Head of Digital Marketing

    Qualifications: 

    Strategic Advanced Marketing Management Diploma (Unisa) 2009

    Online Marketing Strategy Certificate (Get Smarter / UCT Business) 2008

     

    A brief background: 

    Jonathan has over 10 years digital marketing experience that includes both agency and client side eperience.

    In 2013 Jonathan’s first book “Internet Marketing for Entrepreneurs” was published. This body of work covers the entire scope of the digital marketing gambit that entrepreneurs as well as all business owners should be familiar with as their businesses become increasingly digital.

  • Jessica Soares

    Client Service Head

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    Jessica Soares

    Client Service Head

    Qualifications:

    GRI Sustainability Report Process Certificate (SAICA)

    Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Communication

    Bachelor of Communication Honours

     

    A brief background

    Jessica has over six years experience in both stakeholder relations and brand communications. She has run and overseen the development and production of numerous stakeholder relations projects for Transnet, Anglo American, Kumba Iron Ore, WBHO, 1time Holdings, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, Merafe Resources, Exxaro Resources, Hollard, BankServAfrica and Eskom.