Board of Directors


Chris Botha
Group Managing Director - The MediaShop

Chris Botha is the Group Managing Director of The MediaShop. He started his media career at Publicis, prior to joining The MediaShop management team in 2006. He was educated at the University of the Free State. In 2010 he was chosen as Media Innovator of the Year. In 2013 he was chosen as one of the 200 Young South Africans to look out for, and also as one of the Top 40 under 40 in The Media. In 2014 he was the recipient of the “Cum Laude award for business achievement “ from the University of the Free State.

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Richard Goussard
General Manager Circulation - Times Media

Richard Goussard is the General Manager - Circulation at Times Media Group. He is an Industrial Engineer with experience in logistics, business improvement and operations. In prior roles he has driven organisational change, and implemented business process improvements in multiple industries. His experience includes operations management in freight forwarding, transportation, mining, FMCG and banking, with exposure to South African and international environments. Group.

Paul Peters
Managing Director - Allied Publishing

Paul has been involved in the newspaper industry since 1969.  In 1988 he was promoted from Sales Director Allied Publishing to Circulation Sales Manager Argus Publishing Company. In 1992 he became Circulation Director at Independent Newspapers. In 2012 he moved back to Allied Publishing as Managing Director. He has been a member of the ABC board since 1988.

Andre van Tonder
Head of Circulation - Media 24

Andre is currently the Head of Circulation for Media 24’s daily, weekly and sunday newspaper titles. He started his career at Die Volksblad, and went on to become Marketing Manager for Beeld. He was a founder member of the Daily Sun, after which he became the General Manager at On the Dot responsible for newspaper and magazine circulation.

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