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Nedbank Auditorium, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Wednesday 10th May 2017

The Western Cape NPO Collaboration Dialogue committee cordially invites all ‘for purpose’ sector leaders, decision-makers and professionals to join us at our next meeting, date to be confirmed.

Following the successful meetings we’ve held in the past, the committee has decided to continue with the collaboration dialogues. The committee sees that there is a clear and unique need for information sharing sessions, which was further expressed through the feedback received from the delegate surveys conducted in 2016. Since their launch in 2012, the collaboration dialogues have continued to provide a platform which facilitates for the learning and sharing across our ‘for purpose’ sector. The committee has opted to introduce a fee for the Cape Town chapter of the meetings to cover operating costs. This minimal fee, will go toward ensuring that we reduce any limitations that we previously had and that we improve the registration and the overall experience for all attendees. Nedbank Private Wealth continues to sponsor the Western Cape NPO Collaboration Dialogue to ensure that they are accessible to all organisations.

Angela Cherrington

Angela Cherrington

IODSA: CEO

Angela is currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA). She originally joined the IoDSA in July 2004 to formalise and grow the organisation’s director development offering. Angela previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer having been promoted to the role in 2008 and as an executive director in 2009 and has been involved in the field of director education for 12 years. As CEO, she serves on the Board and board sub committees of the IoDSA. Angela also serves on the Chartered Director (South Africa) Governing Body and she is currently Chairman of the Independent Professional Body Forum, Chairman of IoDSA’s Chartered Director (SA) Examination Committee, and Chairman of the Public Sector Audit Committee Forum steering committee. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI) and is Deputy Chairman of the African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN). Angela also serves as Trustee of the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

Nic Ray

Nic Ray

BrandsEye: CMO

Nic is the Chief Marketing Officer of BrandsEye (www.brandseye.com).  He is also a dad, a surfer and a keen, but unlucky fisherman.

He cut his teeth in ad-land working at Ogilvy in South Africa and the UK.   He then went on to be part of the founding leadership team that built and sold a leading African digital agency group (Quirk) to WPP.   Today, he is helping grow BrandsEye into a global opinion mining business.

BrandsEye is an opinion mining company headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.   We use a proprietary mix of search algorithms, crowd-sourcing and machine learning to mine online conversation for sentiment and the topics driving that sentiment.   We used this technology to accurately predict both Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory, proving that meaningful, predictive insights can be gained from online conversation. We provide accurate opinion data to governments and businesses around the world to help them make better decisions.

Neeran Naidoo

Neeran Naidoo

Hewers: CEO

Neeran is a British Council Chevening scholar with a Masters degree in Communications from the University of Leicester, UK. He has experience working in the public, NGO and private sectors. He spent 8 years at Woolworths as group corporate communications manager protecting the reputation of one of South Africa’s celebrated retail brand. More recently, Neeran was Director of Communications at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Neeran cut his teeth in media at South newspaper, a campaigning anti-apartheid publication in the turbulent 1980s. He also worked in parliament in a communications capacity in the Speakers office and at the Centre for Conflict Resolution at UCT, a blue chip NGO working on African security issues. He is currently CEO of Hewers, the only dedicated crisis communication and issues management consultancy in South Africa. Neeran is author of ‘Crisis Tales’ a book of crisis case studies to be published by Jacana. He loves the media with all its pitfalls, personalities and pit-bulls. You’ll get well considered advice from him.
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Jackie Busch

Jackie Busch

Founder and Owner: PR consultancy liquidlingo Communications

The love of telling a good story that makes a positive impact in the world is what lights up the eyes of Jackie Busch, founder and owner of PR consultancy liquidlingo Communications. With more than two decades of industry experience, Jackie enjoys a career in PR that has spanned working with clients from lifestyle and entertainment to the Woolworths consumer portfolio, the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme, the Association for Dietetics in South Africa, the South African College of Applied Psychology and organic online retailer, Faithful to Nature. Her approach has always been to go beyond the traditional scope of PR media relations to establishing the fulfilling connections with others that enable the kind of collaboration that sees the seeds of promising stories blossom into forests of change, delight and inspiration. Thirteen years after successfully establishing liquidlingo, Jackie thrives in the current PR landscape. Today, credible content and agility, audience insight and channel neutrality empower you to go beyond the traditional press release or media event to deliver engaging stories and campaigns in the ways, and in the places where people most want to be engaged.

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