News · Published 6 February 2019
Ray Hartley to join The Brenthurst Foundation as Director of Research & Communications
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Brenthurst Foundation, Africa’s preeminent think-tank focused upon economic development on the continent, has today announced that Ray Hartley will join as its new Director of Research & Communications.
Hartley joins the Brenthurst Foundation following an illustrious 25-year career in journalism, during which time he was editor of The Times, The Sunday Times, BusinessLIVE and Rand Daily Mail. His editorships saw him covering the presidencies of Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, both of whom he travelled extensively with as South Africa returned to the global fold after apartheid. Outside journalism, Hartley is also the author of several books, notably Ragged Glory: The Rainbow Nation in Black and White and Ramaphosa: The Man Who Would be King.
Dr Greg Mills, The Brenthurst Foundation Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ray to the Foundation. He brings with him unparalleled experience of the South African media landscape and will bring a wealth of additional skill and political context to our research team, further enhancing the quality of work we undertake.”
Ray Hartley commented: “The Brenthurst Foundation’s depth of knowledge and range of expertise across Africa makes the organistion uniquely capable of delivering much needed solutions to unlocking our continent’s economic growth potential. I am excited to join the team and use my experience to contribute to their remarkable work.”
Jonathan Oppenheimer, Founder of the Brenthurst Foundation, said: “As The Brenthurst Foundation enters its 15th anniversary, the appointment of Ray Hartley will further strengthen our presence, both in South Africa and across the African Continent. We are pleased to have him as part of our team.”
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About The Brenthurst Foundation:
Based in Johannesburg, The Brenthurst Foundation was established by the Oppenheimer family in October 2004 to build on the work of the Brenthurst Initiative of 2003, a programme that instigated debate in South Africa around policy strategies to accelerate economic expansion. Today The Brenthurst Foundation remains at the frontier of new ideas and innovative actions for strengthening Africa's economic performance.
Working at the invitation of African governments, our team is constantly engaged with a diverse range of experts, policy specialists and senior government officials with activities focused across three main areas: Conferences; Policy Advice and Thought Leadership Programs. For more details please see: www.thebrenthurstfoundation.org
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