Head of Communications, South African National Parks
New SANPARKS communications head Janine Raftopoulos has worked in Africa, the Americas and Europe, mainly in the hospitality, marketing and communications fields.
Before joining SANPARKS she was spokesperson and head of communications and public education at the Film and Publication Board. There, she was responsible for managing marketing communications functions for the organisation and overseeing a seven-person team.
From 1988 to 2005 she lived in Canada where she obtained her qualifications (a travel diploma, and a public relations and communications diploma) and established her career. Raftopoulos also holds a Masters in New Media, Governance and Democracy from the University of Leicester, UK.