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Loeries appoints new board for 2020/2021, announces Fran Luckin as chairperson
The Loeries recently held its annual general meeting where a new board was appointed for 2020/2021.
Fran Luckin, chief creative officer at Grey Africa and new chairperson of the Loeries board for 2020/2021.
The new board comprises:
- Fran Luckin: Chief Creative Officer, Grey Africa and Loeries Chairperson
- Preetesh Sewraj: Chief Executive Officer, The Loerie Awards
- Tseliso Rangaka: Chief Creative Officer, FCB Joburg and Hello Computer
- Neo Mashigo: Chief Creative Officer, M&C Saatchi Abel
- Gareth Leck: Group CEO, Joe Public
- James Barty: Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, King James
- Gaby de Abreu: Creative Director, Switch Design
- Linda Bogle: Executive Producer, Your Girlfriend
- Dawn Rowlands: Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network Sub-Saharan Africa
- Suhana Gordhan: Executive Creative Director, FCB Africa
- Sydney Mbhele: Chief Executive: Brand, Sanlam
He further added: “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."
“We would like to thank the outgoing Loeries board for its hard work, commitment and guidance over the last 12 months. The board made immense strides to deliver on its mandate of supporting creativity across Africa and the Middle East,” said Loeries newly appointed CEO Preetesh Sewraj.
The new board's focus now turns to delivering on the aptly named theme of #CreateChange for Loeries 2020. “This year’s Loeries Creative Week will deliver deep insights into how creativity helps business and society in general move forward, even if they face of one of our toughest challenges,” he concluded.
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 the Africa and Middle East region.