Sales and marketing maven has joined Primedia Group as chief operations officer.
Part of O’Neil’s new job is to coordinate Primedia’s operational growth through upscaling synergies across the group, directing group marketing and research strategies, and unpacking new innovative data initiatives.
She cut her teeth at SABC as general manager of TV sales and eTV as commercial sales director.
In a statement Primedia Group’s chairperson, Phumzile Langeni said, “With Clare’s passion for transforming businesses and developing talent, she is set to make a significant contribution to Primedia. Her extensive mentoring of young talent, particularly of young women, will be of immense value.”
“Clare’s appointment as Primedia’s COO comes at a time when the Board and the CEO, Jonathan Procter, are purposefully focusing on ensuring that young female talent throughout our businesses is recognised and uplifted in line with our holistic transformation agenda,” adds Langeni.
Speaking about her new gig at Primedia, O’Neil said, “I view my role as one of facilitator. It is my job to create an environment that ensures and delivers on the overall corporate strategy.”
“My passion lies not only in optimising operations and ensuring that they are future-fit, but in developing people. One of the things that drew me to this position is that increasingly Primedia is a creative place abundant with young enthusiastic talent. I look forward to working with the formidable team at Primedia,” she said.