Meet the Experts: Olivia Symcox

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Olivia is a lifelong surfer, licensed SCUBA and free diver as well as a Public Relations Executive and reporter.  She has a Diploma in Marketing from I.M.M. and owns Olivia Jones Communications (OJC), a leading Durban-based Public Relations Agency handling a diverse range of clients.  OJC also volunteers their PR services to a number of environmental and charity groups including the South African Sports Association for the Intellectually Impaired and Shark Savers. 

Olivia currently is also an East Coast Radio Marine & Angling reporter, East Coast Radio Beach Watch reporter and weekly columnist, writing, “Olivia’s Ocean Current” for Upper Coast Fever Newspaper.

Through her well-established media contacts, daily radio surf reports, and weekly newspaper columns, Olivia is committed to educating the public about sharks and the conservation issues facing our oceans.  She also uses her own PR consultancy business and sporting profile, to assist and promote responsible shark reporting in the media.   OJ is dedicated to making a difference and dispelling the shark fears of those who enter the water.

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