The Loeries, the premiere organisation across Africa and the Middle East that champion creative excellence in brand communication, recently held its annual general meeting where new board members was appointed for 2020/2021.
Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Africa, was elected as the new chairperson, taking over from Tseliso Rangaka, Chief Creative Officer, FCB Joburg, and Hellocomputer. “I am delighted to be joining this incredible team of industry captains to propel the Loeries vision forward and nurture budding creative talent,” she says. Also joining the new board is Sydney Mbhele, Chief Executive of Brand at Sanlam:
The new board comprises:
Fran Luckin (Loeries Chairperson) Grey Africa
Preetesh Sewraj The Loerie Awards
Tseliso Rangaka FCB Joburg and Hello Computer
Neo Mashigo M&C Saatchi
Gareth Leck Joe Public
James Barty King James
Gaby de Abreu Switch Design
Linda Bogle Your Girlfriend
Dawn Rowlands Dentsu Aegis Network Sub-Saharan Africa
Suhana Gordhan FCB Africa
Sydney Mbhele Brand, Sanlam
In his Chairperson’s Report, Tseliso Rangaka reflected on the success of Loeries Creative Week in 2019, “Around 2,500 entries were received. A total of 646 brands were represented by 281 agencies from 15 countries across Africa and the Middle East. The awards were judged by over 140 regional and international industry leaders in their fields including international Jury Presidents Nedal Ahmed, Tara McKenty, Ralf Heuel and Katja Thielen.”
He further adds, “2020 is no-doubt a defining year for the Loeries. It has also shown itself as a year of many firsts. For the first time ever, entries to the awards are free. This is to assist agencies with a cost burden many cannot afford to have right now.
Under the board’s leadership, the Loeries will deliver an innovative roadmap with the aim of recognising, rewarding, inspiring, and fostering creativity for positive change within Africa and the Middle East region.