Mari Lee

Mari Lee (and her team) can assist you to tackle the tough human related issues influencing your business, including internal communication and engagement, risk areas in the business, and external stakeholder relations.

Mari Lee is a globally accredited business communicated (ABC). She uses the power of communication to positively influence change in individuals, companies and communities, achieving business results and social impact.

Mari has won numerous international awards for her work as a communication professional, including being recognised as the Best of the Best by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in New York in 2014.

Mari uses her experience and foundation in development communication to facilitate critical conversations about what really needs to happen – focussing on the people in the process, rather than simply broadcasting messages. Research and measuring impact is at the heart of the strategic communication science that Mari has developed into an artful skillset.
As an avid implementer of the Asset Based Community Development methodology, Mari facilitates people to understand what they have, and what they can do with it, rather than focussing on problems.

Mari works with a dynamic team of fellow-communicators (all suitably qualified) in DevCom, the communication agency she founded in 2005.
DevCom has a colourful (read not typically corporate) personality, and uses the team’s strength and all their talents to challenge client’s perceptions and comfort-zones. DevCom is passionately and authentically South African, and are comfortable in the most rural areas of the country, as well as the sophisticated boardrooms, working every day to bridge the communication gap. Mari Lee is an entrepreneur, a mother, a wife, a mentor, a mentee, a volunteer, a professional and a student – all at once, leaving a lingering rainbow of colour and impact behind as she engages with people in all layers of society.