Having completed a 3 year Sales and Marketing Diploma at Natal Technikon, with a distinction, Trish started her career at the SABC in 1992.
After 2 years working for the state broadcaster, she was elected onto SABC’s management learnership programme, which included a full bursary to study at the Graduate School of Business.
In 1996, East Coast Radio became independent from the State Broadcaster, and Trish was approached by the new consortium, to head up the commercial division of the company. She started as the Sales Manager in 1996.
Trish was then appointed a Director of East Coast Radio in 1999, at the age of 29 . She held the position of Sales and Marketing Director for 3 years, before being promoted to CEO of East Coast Radio at the age of 32.
In 2006 , Trish was announced as the winner of the Nedbank Regional Business Achiever of the Year , and was runner up in the 2007 Cosmopolitan Magazine Business Women of the Year . Trish also won the 2012 KZN Women Of Excellence Award.
Trish is a sports enthusiast, having competed in many endurance sports over the years, including 10 Comrades Marathons and 3 Iron Man Ultra Triathlon events.
Trish is known for her humanitarian qualities – using her influence in media in developing and delivering many high impact community upliftment programmes. Trish was formally recognised in person, by the former president – Thabo Mbeki, for all her efforts and that of ECR’s in community projects.
In February 2012, President Jacob Zuma, visited East Coast Radio and too acknowledged the role East Coast Radio plays in the community.
Trish was at the helm of ECR’s success for 10 years , before being appointed as CEO of Urban Brew Studio’s.
Urban Brew Studio’s is one of the continents biggest independent TV production companies.
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