Marianne is the programme manager of the Bachelor of Social Science and Social Science Honours programmes in the School of Social Sciences. She has 27 years’ experience of working, lecturing, training and coaching in communication and leadership. She was the editor of a national women’s lifestyle magazine and then had her own training and coaching consultancy before joining IIE MSA permanently in 2012. Marianne co-authored Let’s talk about interpersonal communication – the first comprehensive textbook of its kind in South Africa, of which the fifth edition was recently published. She has also contributed to three other textbooks on strategic communication, research and persuasive communication.
Marianne holds a D Litt et Phil in Communication, and teaches and researches on interpersonal communication, leadership communication and organisational communication.