ACA seeks CEO

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) is the official self-regulative representative body for the advertising and communications sector in South Africa. The Association represents advertising and communications agencies that presently contribute approximately 95% of South Africa’s measured ad spend to all stakeholders including, but not limited to, the broader profession, government, the media and the public. The ACA is a voluntary association that was formed by and for the profession, and is focused on and committed to self-regulation and to defending the highest standards of ethical practice.

A vacancy exists for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and hardworking individual who is passionate about the business of marketing, advertising and communications. If working in a fast paced, highly energized environment and dealing with constant business challenges that require creative solutions appeals to you, you could be leading the profession to its next chapter.


  • A proven track record in mature business leadership at the highest level – preferably in the business of marketing, advertising and communications
  • The ability to command respect whilst navigating complex business challenges and at times, mediate to lead stakeholders to a common (win-win) vision and /or goal
  • A strategic thinker and visionary with a passion for marketing, advertising, communications and the contribution that creativity makes to business success
  • Operationally astute
  • The ability to raise sponsorship and funding for projects
  • Prior experience in working with government and peer organisations would be advantageous
  • Strong commercial, entrepreneurial and financial acumen and management skills
  • An excellent communicator
  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in business or the arts.

The CEO will report to the Chairperson and Board of Directors.

A market-related salary is offered.

If you think you have the dynamism, creativity, passion and drive to lead the advertising and communications profession, please submit a 2-page CV with a letter of motivation to: by no later than 15 June 2018.

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