Who We Are


Gill Randall and Marc du Plessis, the joint Chief Executive Officers are ably assisted by fellow directors Justine Williams (Strategy and Marketing Services), Olav Westphal (Sales), Diane Albertus (Media Co-ordination) and Pieter Swanepoel (Administration and Finance).

With a collective 100 years of experience in the media and advertising industry, this team remain committed to understanding international and national best practices and cutting edge developments in marketing and media.

Gill Randall

Gill Randall

joint chief executive officer

Gill Randall began her career with Caxton in 1982. She quickly rose through the ranks of direct advertising sales, direct advertising manager, national sales and then Manging Director of NAB (National sales for Caxton local papers) – a position she held for over 20 years.

In July 2016, she became the joint CEO of Spark Media.

Gill has always had a passion for the industry and continues to learn and invest time and energy into keeping up to date with all local and global developments and trends in marketing and related disciplines.

She has always played an active role in the media industry, served on the AMASA committee, training at AAA, UJ etc.

Winner of the Media Legend Award in 2013.

Fun Fact:
Groovy granny, golfer and marketing extraordinaire.

T: 0104928337
E: gr@sparkmedia.co.za

Marc du Plessis

Marc du Plessis

joint chief executive officer

Marc du Plessis started his career at NAB in June 2006 as a Key Account Manager where he managed and drove growth in revenues for a group of portfolios. In June of 2009, he was made Sales Manager and was responsible for the national sales revenues. He spent many years obsessing about digital marketing and the future of digital publishing, media, marketing services and advertising in South Africa.

It was through this drive that he was promoted to General Manager of Dealfinder in 2013 and then subsequently, Digital General Manager of NAB in February 2014, where he was responsible for developing digital revenue strategies for the Caxton Groups’ Digital products – among other things. The area of multi-location business marketing through scalable, profitable solutions is an area that he has become very proficient in. Through this, location targeted media (print & digital) are areas he understands well. He has also worked very closely with all of South Africa’s major retailers specifically within the Digital Retail Marketing and Advertising strategy space.

In July 2015, when NAB and Habari Media joined to form SPARK Media, it was announced that Marc would become the Commercial Director for the company. With regular high level contact with CEO’s, business owners and top marketing executives, he has honed his skills in the areas of business strategy, negotiation, partnerships, collaboration and even company politics.

Fun Fact: Passionate about All4Women, Programmatic &  Google.

 010 492 8379

E: mdp@sparkmedia.co.za