After graduating from Rhodes with a Bachelor of Journalism degree, Tony Lankester entered the world of broadcasting as a manager, presenter and producer at national radio station SAfm, including presenting one of their flagship weekend programmes (creatively named SAfm Weekend) for seven years. He moved on to the corporate world, joining Old Mutual's communications team and going on to manage its Group Sponsorship portfolio. He then decided to scratch an itch that had been building since his student days and accepted an offer to be CEO of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.This year he was at his 21st Festival. He is founding chair of the World Fringe Alliance which brings together 10 global festivals with a collective audience of 3.5m people. He was also a founding treasurer of AFRIFESTNET, which had 160 members from across the continent, and a member of the European Festivals Association.
Daily Maverick © All rights reserved
There are many great benefits to being a Maverick Insider. Removing advertising from your browsing experience is one of them - we don't just block ads, we redesign our pages to look smarter and load faster.
Click here to see other benefits and to sign-up to our reader community supporting quality, independent journalism.Find out More