Venessa Govender

Marketing & Fundraising Consultant
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Essentially a kiwi after arriving in New Zealand from South Africa all those years ago!

Venessa brings loads of marketing, branding, advertising, and account management experience. She’s also a slick project manager, nailing deadlines and briefs every time. Venessa believes there’s nothing wrong with striving for perfection.

Venessa has worked with an impressive list of global brands including the South African Rugby Union, South African Cricket Union, Vodacom (Vodafone) Sport Sponsorship Division, Aon Insurance, and Roche Pharmaceuticals.


Meet Venessa
  • How did you come to join the HGB team? Everyone has a story. Mine was a bit of coincidence, circumstance and fate all wound together.

  • You’ve got a lot of skills, what is something not many people know about you? The HGB team has become my second family, they know it all…I think!

  • What are you known for in the office? My chicken curry, lasagnes and introducing the team to Justin Moore and country music Friday’s 😊

  • Let’s go back a few years… what was your favourite subject at school? History and speech & drama. Might explain why my accent is sometimes all over the place.

  • What is one thing you couldn’t live without? My love for good food in general runs way too deep.

  • What’s one achievement you couldn’t be prouder of? Too many to mention but one highlight was having the nerve of steel to move halfway across the world!

  • Would you rather: be attached by a grizzly bear, or a shark – explain why? Seriously…why would anyone want to be in this situation. I do pity the person who comes face to face with the shark though!

  • If you were a wizard, what would your Patronus be? Pretty sure I have one already. A praying mantis…they seem to like my home. Although I often evict them to the garden, they always seem to find their way back.

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