Jeannine van Straaten

Executive: Strategy, Stakeholder Relations and Legal

Ms Van Straaten brings with her extensive experience in stakeholder relations and knowledge in business with her background as the Classic Business Producer, Key Client Services Manager and Head of Broadcasting between 2007 and 2015 at Classic FM. With a degree in Law and Politics from the Rand Afrikaans University in 2003, Ms Van Straaten is passionate about South Africa especially social integration and cites the support of Campaign’s objectives in terms of local procurement by the private sector as her key objective at Proudly SA. Ms Van Straaten prizes creativity in the workplace with her background in music as a violinist, and places particular importance on education and continuous personal development. Her MBA candidacy at Henley Business School is testament to this. Other past experience includes Manager of the #IamConstitution Campaign at The Ichikowitz Family Foundation in which she witnessed first-hand the unification of people from various backgrounds through the Creative Arts who all possess one common goal, togetherness – this lesson she endeavours to share with member companies and industries more broadly to inspire them to bridge the divide in the name of togetherness to collectively contribute to the growth of the country’s economy through job creation and local procurement.