In a complex and constantly evolving business environment, understanding the key issues facing modern companies -- and how to manage them -- requires real insight.  


With decades of experience working alongside CEOs, boards and chairpeople, we help businesses succeed by focusing on what’s important. 


Our thorough research and deep experience inform thoughtful advice, enabling us to address complex problems and achieve successful outcomes. As a full-service advisory firm we promote your business’ strengths, support growth and protect reputations.



Investor relations (buy and sell-side analysis, market intelligence, company investment positioning)


Communications campaigns (promoting businesses, products and services and protecting reputation)


Profile raising


Crisis communications

Global media advisory and media training


Strategy session facilitation, communications workshops   and round table strategy development


Transactions (mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, fundraisings)


Financial calendar


Stakeholder engagement


Employee engagement


Social media




Daniel is a senior communications professional with an international perspective and a strong background in corporate and financial communications. He has twelve years’ large communications agency experience in London and Johannesburg advising multinational companies across  a range of sectors and communications disciplines, with a particular focus on Africa and emerging markets. 


He is a trusted advisor to senior management, heads of investor relations, heads of communications and boards. As a former senior journalist and Companies Editor of Business Day, the key financial daily in Johannesburg, South Africa, his media experience covers print, online, radio and TV journalism. 


Prior to establishing Fletcher, Daniel was Vice President: Communications for Sibanye Stillwater in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest gold producer and a rapidly growing global precious metals company. With unparalleled experience in dealing with the issues, markets and stakeholders influencing modern companies in South Africa and globally, Daniel has advised some of the largest companies in the world, including BHP Billiton, Barclays, ArcelorMittal, Serco, Rio Tinto, MTN, Barrick, and Anglo American on stakeholder engagement, crises, transactions and financial results. 


Ilja’s commercial work has focused predominantly on the equity and debt markets, assessing those in line with his corporate development responsibilities and evaluating the strategic opportunities afforded to the myriad companies he has built, worked for and worked with.

A former journalist and business news editor with an MBA in Finance from GIBS Business School, Ilja has spent the last 17 years in various investor relations, communications and strategic development roles, primarily in the mining industry and predominantly in emerging markets, with a strong focus on Africa. His capital markets experience spans various jurisdictions, including ASX, SEHK, JSE, LSE, NYSE, NASDAQ and the TSX. He has also acted as a non-executive director on public and private companies.

He has been involved in major company reorganisations and corporate governance clean-ups. He has advised on shareholding structures and proxy events, while also starting his own businesses, including a private mining company in which he is still a major shareholder.

Ilja speaks regularly at emerging market and investor conferences and has dealt with both buy-side and sell-side investors in all major capital market destinations around the world.



Daniel Thöle

+27 61 400 2939


Ilja Graulich

+27 83 604 0820

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