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VMA Group launches in Cape Town

VMA Group has opened an office in Cape Town.


The move follows last year’s launch in Johannesburg and marks VMA Group’s ninth international practice.


The company claims the Cape Town office will provide additional reach for local and multinational organisations operating across African markets. The Cape Town office, similar to the company’s office in Johannesburg, will focus on corporate and internal communications, investor relations, marketing and brand communication roles within South Africa and across the continent.


Lisa Wannell, principal consultant with VMA Group in London, has been appointed to lead the venture and has recently relocated from the UK. South African by birth, Wannell has worked in media and private equity as well as executive search in the UK and brings over ten years’ experience of recruiting within corporate communications and investor relations internationally.


VMA group chief executive, Julia Meighan, said, “The growth of the communications function within emerging markets has been exponential in recent years, and I am proud that we can respond to client demand by introducing a second practice in Africa.”


“This is the latest milestone in years’ of unprecedented growth for VMA Group, which includes market-leading operations across Europe, Asia, and a strategic partnership in North America. Our Cape Town practice will strengthen our offering to clients who are searching for global talent and expertise and ambitious candidates who are seeking out international roles.”

Wannell commented, “I am enormously excited by this opportunity to help build on the successes of VMA Group’s Johannesburg office over the past year.  As the communications landscape in South Africa continues to evolve, so does the need to source, retain, and develop the top talent we have in our marketplace. VMA Group, with a strong track record of working both with multi-national companies as well as with local organisations in-country, is perfectly positioned to support its clients and candidates as the communications function continues to grow across Africa in all the specialist disciplines VMA represents.”


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