Our People

We are an eclectic mix of minds and talents – innovative, smart, curious and talented.

David Blyth
Group Managing Director
David is Group MD of Yellowwood. He is a skilled strategist with experience in multiple markets and sectors and has led marketing strategy, insight and research projects across ...
David Blyth
Richard Stone
Group Creative Director
Richard is in charge of all things visual at Yellowwood. He has a wealth of local and international experience across a wide range of design disciplines, from brand identity to ...
Richard Stone
Tumisang Matubatuba
Strategy Analyst
Tumi is an analyst on the strategy team, learning quickly and helping clients to solve their marketing and brand challenges. One of the many aspects that excites him about ...
Tumisang Matubatuba
Ingrid  Veysie
Executive Director: Strategic Solutions
Ingrid is a creative strategist with strong analytical and leadership skills and a proven track record of successful turnaround projects.
Ingrid  Veysie
Honore Gasa
INSIGHTS DIRECTOR & GENERAL MANAGER FOR THE CAPE TOWN OFFICE
Honoré is Insights Director and General Manager for Yellowwood Cape Town, responsible for all customer insight projects, development of the team, client growth and the ...
Honore Gasa
Lyndall Thomas
Insights Manager
Lyndall recently joined Yellowwood as Insights Manager. She is an experienced client-side market researcher, having spent many years at BAT leading, creating and ...
Lyndall Thomas
Rhiannon  Rees
Strategy Analyst
Rhiannon is an analyst in Yellowwood’s Johannesburg office. She has always been conscious of her personal brand – never wearing sweat pants in public or leaving her hair ...
Rhiannon  Rees
Gerhard Reinecke
Senior Strategist
Gerhard has extensive experience in both qualitative and quantitative market research, giving him a thorough understanding of the South African consumer landscape and what ...
Senior Strategist
Gerhard has extensive experience in both qualitative and quantitative market research, giving him a thorough understanding of the South African consumer landscape and what ...
Gerhard Reinecke
Andy Rice
Chairman
Andy is South Africa’s most respected and well-known brand expert. As a strategist, writer and public speaker he continues to feature as one of the most influential people in the ...
Andy Rice
Louise  McRobert
Insights Manager
Louise is Insights Manager at Yellowwood and is an integral part of the research team, helping to oversee and analyse research projects to bring clear strategic insight to ...
Louise  McRobert
Nomonde Gama
Strategist
Nomonde is a young, passionate and driven thinker who loves people and culture, branding and fashion. She thrives on the excitement of brand strategy and coming up with ...
Nomonde Gama
Dhatchani Christian
Senior Strategy Associate
Dhatchani was Strategy Director of Yellowwood from 2012 to 2014. She left to make more time for her family and new daughter but remains an active member of the senior associate ...
Dhatchani Christian
Thato  Makhatholela
Junior Insights Executive
Thato joined Yellowwood in March 2015 after completing a B.Com degree in Management Studies specialising in Applied Business Statistics at the University of Cape Town. He ...
Thato  Makhatholela
Elsa  Gouws
Strategist
Elsa has a unique combination of creative and analytical skills due to her background in art, business and the world of luxury brands. Her curiosity about business, branding and ...
Elsa  Gouws
Marios Flourentzou
Creative Director
Marios is Creative Director at Yellowwood. He is in charge of all brand design for Cape Town clients and is involved in the creative direction of the company. ...
Marios Flourentzou
Nozipho  Gumede
Strategy Analyst
Nozipho is an analyst on the strategy team in Johannesburg. She is excited by brand strategies that deliver on business goals, offer solid returns on investment and connect with ...
Nozipho  Gumede
Toka Moshesh
Junior Designer
Toka is an ambitious and talented designer. He loves to stretch himself and learn new skills, techniques and approaches to design challenges. He joined Yellowwood in January ...
Toka Moshesh
Bokang Sesiane
PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR
Bokang helps the project management team at Yellowwood. She has extensive client service experience and speaks a range of languages. She joined Yellowwood at the start of 2013, ...
Bokang Sesiane
Ane du Preez
Project Manager
Ane is a project manager at Yellowwood, helping to ensure that all insight, strategy and design projects are thoughtfully and effectively resourced to deliver quality work and ...
Ane du Preez
Bronwyn Pelston
Administrator
Bronwyn joined Yellowwood in 2012 as receptionist and administrative support. She provides administrative assistance to the operations team as well as the Cape Town office. ...
Bronwyn Pelston
Amanda Murray
Executive Director: Head Of Practice
Amanda is Head of Practice at Yellowwood, ensuring that clients get exactly what they need, that all projects and systems run smoothly and efficiently, and that the strategy, ...
Amanda Murray
Nicky Steel
Senior Strategy Associate
Nicky joined Yellowwood in 2007 as a senior strategist, where she developed brand and marketing strategies for clients in a broad spectrum of categories from FMCG and retail to ...
Nicky Steel
Nicole Velleman
Strategist
Nicole is a strategist in Yellowwood’s Johannesburg office. She blends both left and right-brain thinking, being curious, analytical and strategic as well as highly ...
Nicole Velleman
Precious Tshabalala
RECEPTION & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Precious is the receptionist and provides administrative support to the Johannesburg office. She is a bright, friendly and helpful face in the office and enjoys her position as ...
Precious Tshabalala
Alison Boeckx
PROJECT MANAGER AND PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Alison is Personal Assistant to the MD and helps Yellowwood’s project office with team scheduling, resource planning, coordination and events. She has a wealth of project and ...
Alison Boeckx
Ross Thornton-Dibb
Designer
Ross is a versatile designer at Yellowwood, working in his preferred area of specialisation: brand identity development and packaging design.
Ross Thornton-Dibb
Moses Makua
FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS
Moses joined Yellowwood in April 2009 as a financial assistant and has grown in the role to become responsible for all of Yellowwood’s finance and accounts. ...
Moses Makua
Alistair Mackay
Marketing Manager
Al is a strategist and writer who loves to provoke dialogue, shift thinking and build thought leadership.
Alistair Mackay
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