Ed Hatton – a thought provoking speaker

With an engaging and powerful presentation style, Ed challenges hidebound thinking and gives insights, drawn from all around the world and his successful strategy development and mentoring career. Audiences react well to this style and content and many have commented positively, that they learned new concepts and broadened their vision.

“Ed speaks on business, marketing and sales strategy in a practical way so audiences have tangible ideas and actions as a take-away.”

Ed Hatton


After a successful career in sales and marketing management in the IT industry, Ed launched The Marketing Director www.themarketingdirector.co.za to mentor organisations wishing to grow to their potential. In the many years since then several of Ed’s clients have been winners or finalists in entrepreneur awards, and Ed gained extensive experience in tackling difficult problems, a level few could match. He is profiled on The Legacy Project, a senior mentor for Business Partners a member of the Board of Advisors of North West University bHive Enterprise development unit and volunteers his time and skills at LifeLine where he is an Honorary Life member.

Ed is a columnist for Entrepreneur magazine, a regular contributor to Destiny Man, Strategic Marketing, The SME Toolkit, Sanlam Business Tips for Business Owners and other media. He co-authored the textbook Entrepreneurship for Pearson’s Education

Speaking and facilitating

Ed has spoken at many conferences and workshops throughout South Africa including Markex, Interbuild, Marketing Indaba and the Sales Summit. He is an engaging speaker and a highly competent facilitator and workshop leader. He has the unique ability to bring his experience in entrepreneurship into the corporate world and address business managers and sales teams with empathy while surrounding the business challenges with humour and startling fact. He makes a memorable addition to any conference or group meeting.