Margie Whitehouse - Chief Marketing Officer of South African Tourism
The eighth episode in the AMASA CT #SpeakerSeries on the 8th of December will host Margie Whitehouse.
An experienced brand specialist (she says she ‘grew up in Unilever – a great brand finishing school’), Whitehouse has been consulting for the past few years, and working a little less than she currently is at the helm of South African Tourism’s efforts to market the country domestically and internationally.
Whitehouse, who is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and an old girl of St Andrew’s School for Girls in Johannesburg, has a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter, who, she laughs, ‘are big enough now to not want me around as much’.
Whitehouse previously served on the Board of South African Airways and worked with the Department of Trade and Industry, helping set up its marketing environment.
She also worked in fashion for a number of years, and more recently with smaller and emerging brands. For example, she recently helped with the positioning of Soweto TV.
Another passion is golf, which she got involved in through her son, who has played golf for South Africa. Whitehouse is chairperson of the Women’s Professional Golf Association in South Africa, where her focus has been on inspiring girls to play and excel at golf, and on corporate governance, which she’s also deeply interested in. All her involvement in golf is on a pro bono basis.
‘I’m passionate about South Africa at the end of the day,’ she says, and for her, being the chief marketing officer of South African Tourism ‘is a dream job’.
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TBC - Nunu Ntshingila - Head of Facebook Africa
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UCT Graduate School of Business, Breakwater Campus
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Cape Town, Western Cape 8002