Caitlin Du Preez Winson, an accomplished marketer and a qualified chef, is a Partner in Valor Advisory Africa. She embodies a remarkable blend of expertise in both the marketing realm and the culinary arts. With a proven track record and international exposure, she started her hotel journey in the kitchens of The Hyatt Rosebank and Michelangelo, Sandton before moving into the intimate space of private catering.
She has spearheaded marketing initiatives for prestigious brands such as Lufthansa, SWISS, and Samsung. Caitlin’s journey is a testament to her diverse skill set and an unyielding drive for growth, seamlessly integrating her culinary background with her marketing prowess.
Caitlin’s journey is marked by 15 years of award-winning experience in the advertising, marketing, events, and catering industries. Notably, she played a pivotal role in launching Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza into the South African market, showcasing her strategic brand management skills. Holding the position of Group Marketing Executive and Brand Custodian for Galito’s Flame-Grilled Chicken across 16 countries globally, Caitlin’s expertise encompasses operational insights combined with strategic marketing approaches, making her a dynamic professional in both fields.
Caitlin’s professional odyssey includes her role as the Group Marketing Executive and Brand Custodian for Galito’s Flame-Grilled Chicken, overseeing marketing strategies and operations in diverse countries. Her tenure at Artifact Advertising showcased her proficiency in managing client portfolios, including reputable names such as Taste Holdings; Innscor/ Simbisa and Disney. Within this role, she demonstrated exceptional ability in marketing planning, brand strategy, and project management, earning notable accolades for her innovative campaigns. She has held a Directorship on the Board of Jackal Creek Golf Estate and was a member of the Executive Board at Galito’s Holdings.
Beyond the professional arena, her passions encompass a love for travel and a deep appreciation for diverse cultures. An avid yogi and mom of two boys, she fills her spare time with family and friends.
Caitlin holds a higher Diploma in Professional Cookery and Culinary Management from The International Hotel School, a Cape Wine Academy Global Wine Diploma as well as a Specialisation in Digital Marketing from UCT.