Group Executive Producer

South Africa

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Kathi Jones is the Group Executive Producer at King James Group, South Africa’s leading independent integrated agency. Highly skilled in her craft, she brings more than two decades of extensive experience on multi-award winning work for some of the top local and international brands, including: Johnnie Walker, Heineken, Red Bull, New Balance, British Airways and Sanlam. Jones’ depth of expertise is further showcased by the diverse range of productions she has delivered, everything from commercials and film (long and short form) to music videos and reality web series. Her exceptional ability to seamlessly move across the full spectrum of broadcast content opportunities – from real-time and single platform ideas all the way through to large-scale and highly complex productions – has sent her to countless locations across the African continent and the world.

Before joining King James Group, Jones spent eight years as Producing Partner at Lithium Films and the Vision Corporation. Prior to this, she spent time as the Executive Producer at one of South Africa’s largest production companies, The Gatehouse, where she was instrumental in growing the business into a global success story. She started her career establishing an award winning broadcasting department at the acclaimed advertising agency, Jupiter Drawing Room.

Having worked on both sides, Jones’ intimate understanding of both agency and production house business provides invaluable insight for her clients. A natural creative problem solver, she thrives on the big challenge projects and prizes work of the utmost quality above all else.