Francis Herd – Financial Facilitator is currently the co-host of SABC’s prime-time television news show, the Full View. Francis Herd is now available through Speakers Inc.
Francis is well-known for big-hitting interviews. At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos in Switzerland, she interviewed the President-in-waiting, Cyril Ramaphosa and the billionaire philanthropist, Bill Gates. She has a wealth of experience in news, having worked across broadcasters including 702 Talk Radio, eNCA and the SABC for two decades. She moved to the SABC to start a business show after a long career at eNCA where she was the prime-time business anchor.
Francis has once again branched out in general news but still hosts business discussions within the prime-time news slot. She is a commentator on the financial markets for SAfm and contributes to print publications from time to time.
Francis holds an honours degree in politics and an MBA, and she is adept at facilitating high-level discussions. Her personal academic focus is crisis management, having witnessed the fallout affecting South African and global companies that have managed crises badly, and having studied global best practice. Her thesis focused on how better relationships between executives and journalists can change the fortunes of a company embroiled in a crisis.
As an experienced journalism, Francis Herd – Financial Facilitator can speak authoritatively on hot topics such as journalistic bias. Follow Francis on Twitter.