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Dr Hamilton-Attwell was the Chairman of the IABC Africa Region, served on the IABC Executive Board 2011/2012, and was a Trustee of the IABC Research Foundation 2012 - 2014. For the past 10 years, she was a final tier judge on the IABC’s Gold Quill Blue Ribbon Panel. In 2014/15, she was the Global Chair for the IABC Gold Quill Awards programme. In 2014 she was received the IABC Chairman’s Award and in 2015, was awarded Fellow status of the IABC. This is the highest recognition of the profession for the contribution made to the profession and the association. She is currently the Fellows Chair for the 2020/21 term.
Carol is currently the Chairperson of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Africa Regional Board (2019/2020). She has served on a number of IABC international committees during the last 5 years. She currently serves on the IABC Blue Ribbon Panel of Judges for the International Communication Quill Awards as well as the IABC IEB Nominating Committee.
In her current role as Principal Consultant for Sola Abulu & Associates (SA&A), Sola advises on corporate strategy, organizational excellence and reputation risk and crisis management. She is also an avid consumer of digital and social media content and in her spare time, champions social media strategy and planning in faith-based organizations in a volunteering capacity.
Throughout her career, she has developed
and led strategic communications initiatives for clients throughout the African continent, from large corporations like Diageo and Dow Chemicals, to development institutions such as the Global Fund, USAID and AusAID.
Camilla worked for the last eight years at The
Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) in the Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability function based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She started at the
company as the Internal & Digital Communications manager for South Africa, taking on more responsibility from 2018 to become the Head of Communications for the Southern & East Africa region, covering 18 countries.
In this role, Camilla led a range of communication strategies, from PR, digital, internal communications and executive leadership communications to crisis management and stakeholder engagement. She implemented strategic changes to the function, including budget re-allocation, reputation measurement, and execution of evidence-based and data-driven campaigns to protect and manage the company’s corporate reputation.
Prior to joining TCCC, she was a senior consultant at Africa Practice (AP), heading up the sustainability practice for the firm. Prior to graduating from LSE, Camilla completed an honours degree in Geography from University College London, and gained a Sustainability Practitioner diploma from the University of Cambridge Programme or Sustainability Leadership. More recently, she completed a 6-month leadership course accredited by the Harvard Business School as part of her leadership training at TCCC.
In January 2021, Camilla founded Silborne Consulting to provide strategic communications advice to agencies, corporates and government departments. Her current work includes supporting the South African and Kenyan Ministries of Health on COVID-19 vaccines communications, and being a strategic advisor to two agencies, Africa Practice and Lifa Communications. Camilla is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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