Meet The Team
AQEELAH HAS AN LLB FROM UCT, COUPLED WITH A BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, AS WELL AS HAVING COMPLETED COURSES WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA IN HUMANITARIAN COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING AND CONTENT CRAFTING.
DURING HER 2 YEARS AT AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UCT, AQEELAH WAS THE HEAD OF RESEARCH AND CAMPAIGN, AS WELL AS HEAD OF CONTENT CREATION.
AQEELAH BRINGS A UNIQUE BLEND OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, RESEARCH, CONTENT CREATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS TO OUR CLIENTS. SHE IS EXPERIENCED IN SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT CREATION AND MANAGEMENT, AND PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN THE ASHEVANS.CO BRAND, WORKSHOP MANAGEMENT AND CREATIVE THINKING.
Ash Evans is an international TV Reporter, media trainer and communications specialist.
She has worked for CNBC Africa, Al Jazeera in Washington DC, Business Affair and ABC News. She has reported from The World Bank, The World Economic Forum, The African Mining Indaba and the JSE.
Ash graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Communication from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Ash holds a certificate in the Global Financial Crisis from Yale. She spent seven years living in the USA, where she worked on Capital Hill before returning to broadcasting
After years of interviewing world leaders and top business executives who struggled on camera, Ashlea founded The King's Speech in 2012 to help train delegates on how to make the most of their media interviews, roadshows, presentations and listings
Ashlea has interviewed and trained some of the world's most prominent business professionals, South Africa's top politicians and figures. Ashlea regularly presents at events and contributes to various media outlets.
Laura has over 14 years experience in investment management. Laura is a financial expert that assists with our financial client media training and presentation skills training.
She started her career at a UK-based event-driven hedge fund as a junior analyst in the fixed income and special situations team, before moving into private equity as an investment manager. She has the the full suite of private equity functions, from investment analysis, due diligence and implementation, through to investment management and exit.
She has served on the boards of the portfolio companies in Western Europe and the UK, and has invested across many sectors and geographies, from China, West Africa, Sun-Saharan Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, and the UK. Laura holds an Honours degree in Economics with Mathematics and is a CFA charterholder.
A young and upcoming filmmaker who has the passion for both camerawork and editing. Cwenga started filmmaking when i was 14 years at a community school called Film School Africa where he learnt the basics of filmmaking and photography.
He recently graduated from FSA College with a major in post-production and was crowned the best editor for 2017/18. Cwenga had the wonderful opportunity of becoming the editor of the 48HFP Cape Town winner 2018. He hopes to grow and archive more as he journeys with King Speech as a cameraman/editor.
Wandile is a self-taught photographer and videographer. His natural eye for production and skilled camera techniques landed him a career in a live television set up at CNBC Africa, as well as a technical assistant at UCT TV. Wandile has covered events such as the World Economic Forum, Fees Must Fall, Soccer World SA, the Mining Indaba and the Cape Town Jazz Festival.
He has a multitude of experience in different media set ups doing sound, vision mixing, operating studio & ENG cameras. Wandile's passion is behind the camera, and this is evident in his creative video techniques and outstanding footage.