Ronél Rensburg is the former Head of the Department of Marketing and Communication Management in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria (2000-2008). She was also Deputy-Dean, and Acting Dean (2002-2005) and Chairperson of the School of Management Sciences (2002-2008) in the same faculty. Ronél is currently full professor in the Division of Communication Management. She is a former President of PRISA (the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa), and had been a board member of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (GA). She has been made a Fellow of PRISA (accolade for lifetime service) on 18 June 2015. Prof. Rensburg is a founding-member and caretaker-director of the recently-established Centre for Communication and Reputation Management (CCRM) at the University of Pretoria. She holds a B-rating from the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) – the highest rating in the specialisation area for Communication Management in Africa. In 2015 CEO listed her as one of South Africa’s 100 most influential women in business and government.