Meet the Team

Doody Adams

General Manager and Group Editor

Doody was once in IT and banking, but has spent most of her working life within media publishing. A farm girl from the Eastern Cape, she has a healthy obsession with running and would be a travel blogger if she had more time on her hands. She loves spending time with her family, playing golf and cooking. Doody is proud of her team who works hard and love what they do. “Famous Publishing is a creative space that delivers results and our brands create value for our customers.”

Mphumzeni Thusi

Distribution Supervisor

Mphumzeni sleeps with his eyes open. Literally. When he is awake, he is responsible for getting all our fabulous titles out where they belong. And when he has time off, he values family – playing soccer and cooking with his kids. Mphumzeni would be a car mechanic if he wasn’t working with us, but admits he loves his colleagues and being part of the Famous Publishing team.

Meghan Dewet

Accounts Supervisor

Meghan has a degree in Finance Management and handles all our account-related needs. Meghan previously finished a diploma in Clothing Production Management and then her passion for the ocean led her to 15 adventurous and wonderful years in the scuba diving industry (not before she jumped out of a couple of planes). Once her son was in primary school she thought that it might be a good idea to do some “adulting” and while employed in the finance department of a large company, she completed a degree in Finance Management. She’s now happily working with a fantastic, professional and creative team at Famous Publishing.

Jenni McCallum

Sales Consultant

Jenni McCallum is KZN INVEST’s sales chief. She is an entrepreneur and energetic businesswoman. Her approach to life is characterised by vigour and verve. Jenni has a decade-long history in the publishing industry. When she is not working she is mom to two twenty-something daughters and is an SA Action Netball coach.

Greg Ardé

KZN Invest Editor

Greg clings to the notion of justice in an unjust world. He has been a journalist for 30 years, covering social issues, politics and entrepreneurship. He is an avid learner who loves exploring and storytelling. When he is not working, Greg enjoys hikes in the countryside. He has written three books including War Party, published in 2020 by Tafelberg. Greg is obsessed with recycling.

Lorna King

The Ridge Editor and Production Editor

Lorna loves lists and meticulously makes sure everything runs smoothly at Famous Publishing. She has done anything and everything on magazines since back in the days when the postal system worked, the typewriter was the tool of the trade, and load shedding was not even on our radar. Lorna loves parking off with a glass of red wine, chocolate and some more chocolate. If not in magazines, she would look at being an air traffic controller, and she is happiest when her son is visiting from Hong Kong.

Katrine Anker-Nilssen

The Crest Editor

Katrine has been in journalism, editing and translation for 15 years. She grew up in Norway, but says that once Africa is in your heart, she is hard to leave. Katrine loves all the inspiring people she meets through gathering stories, and is proud of what our small team manages to achieve. She is happiest out in nature with animals, and would be a wildlife vet if she had the opportunity. Katrine loves exercising and chocolate, and her daughter’s imagination puts a smile on her face every day.

Sarah Mackintosh

Online Editor

Sarah was born and bred in Durban and has worked in the media for the past 20 years. Formerly the editor of Mum’s Mail magazine, Sarah joined the Famous Publishing team in 2021 to look after all our online platforms. She loves the outdoors and when she’s not working, you will find her exploring all that KZN has to offer with her family.

Ange Alderton

Sales Consultant

Ange has experience in print, retail branding and marketing – and loves promoting community success stories and seeking out magic. Making every day count, Ange is driven by kindness and says that life is always what you make of it. When she is not working, travel is her favourite pastime – in fact, she’d love to be a travel journalist and satisfy her healthy obsession with foods from different countries around the world. A pop quiz fundi who makes friends easily, Ange is terrified of frogs and green pepper.

Tracy Hardouin

Key Account Manager

Tracy is passionate about making our clients’ businesses grow and has been with Famous for 16 years – with a short break gaining experience at East Coast Radio. Valuing honesty, sincerity and hard work, Tracy loves spending quality time with her family – travelling to beautiful, local places and discovering hidden gems. She can also cook a mean curry, and loves watching good family romcoms with her daughter. Tracy used to ride horses and represented Kwa-Zulu Natal twice for show jumping and eventing. But don’t bring a locust near her, please!

Stephanie Osborne

Head Designer

Stephanie went into her first graphic design job the day after she graduated and haven’t stopped since. Driven by honesty and kindness, Stephanie is seriously creative – apart from designing she also loves baking, cooking, photography, candle-making, gardening and decorating her home. She’d love to travel the world and learn more about wine, and enjoys being with her family and in nature – the greenery and fresh air ignites a spark of calmness and happiness inside her. Stephanie would love to be able to control time; fast forward, rewind, play and pause.