Cape Town creative director appointed to prestigious ad industry board

By our News Team | 2022

Well-known Africa-based creative is to join the board of the One Club for Creativity for a three-year term of office.

The One Club for Creativity has announced that Suhana Gordhan, Executive Creative Director at Cape Town-based ad agency Duke Group, has been appointed to represent South Africa on its international board of directors. 

Gordhan is among a group of 21 creative leaders from around the world who will begin three-year terms on the international board. 

According to the New York-based organisation, board members are drawn from countries with the largest advertising communities and are selected based on three criteria. The individuals must be prominent international creatives; be respected leaders in their given fields; and exert influence in their respective regions.

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Board is an impressive group of professionals

Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club, said one of the reasons the club is so prestigious is because of its exceptional board, which comprises an impressive group of prominent professionals.

“Gordhan is a renowned global creative leader who will play a key role in furthering our mission to support and elevate the global creative community, as well as solidify the relevance of our mission in South Africa,” noted Swanepoel.

As a member of the international board, Gordhan will:

  • provide input and feedback on the club’s ongoing global programming;
  • help elevate The One Show and ADC Annual Awards in rankings in South Africa;
  • connect the club with advertising and design universities and schools; and
  • recommend candidates to serve as awards judges.

Other new members of the board include representatives from Hong Kong, India, Finland, Australia, China, the US and Japan.

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