A lover of music, driven by his entrepreneurial spirit and the drive to charter new territories who fell in love with radio as a medium of communication helped establish one of South Africa’s very first Community Radio Stations. A path that led him to pioneering one of South Africa’s biggest disruptions of the airwaves and defining a new youth sonic identity – YFM.
His love and passion for broadcasting and communication lead him to manage stations such as METRO FM, SABC 1, culminating with the overall Executive Directorship of SABC TV. However, the dynamism of the bigger African continent led Leo to join the TRACE TV family, growing and developing it to the leading media brand for the connected Afro Urban youth in Southern Africa.
Manne’s values, love for great creative work and understanding of how to deal with digital disruption and deep appreciation for human talent and the development of teams, knowledge of the African market was instrumental to his appointment.
A dedicated and doting father of four girls, keeps him attuned to all things young and happening.