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Keith Cartwright
Executive Creative Director
California, USA

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In 2016 Keith Cartwright was named by Adweek Magazine as the 50 top Creatives in the business and was recognized by Advertising Age as a Media Maven for 2016. Keith Cartwright is currently Executive Creative Director at BSSP, the largest independent advertising Agency in California. There he’s re­sponsible for creative leadership across all brands.

Keith Cartwright was previously the CCO and Founder of Union Made Creative in Culver City. Since opening in 2011 Union has garnered awards and media attention throughout its client roster, which included Nike­LA, GE, Lego, and the San Francisco Film Society. Keith’s relationship with Nike was responsible for helping redefine Nike West, and launched #keepbuilding, the well-recognized campaign for the Lego brand breaking gender stereotypes in the toy category. To date, #keepbuilding is the most viewed commercial in Lego’s history. UNION was acquired by BSSP in 2016

Prior to UNION Keith was a SVP Group Creative at the Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to that, he was Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy, New York where he led the Jordan Brand account along with Nike Can­ada, and Nike New York. Keith was responsible for launching “Become Legendary” for the Jordan Brand which became the centerpiece across all marketing and helped the Jordan Brand reach a billion dollars in sales for the first time in its history.

From 2004 -2006 Keith was a Creative Director at TBWA Chiat Day. While at Chiat Keith was responsible for the Adidas Brand, Ray Ban, Persol, and Motorola. During his tenure at Chiat, they were recognized by Cannes as Agency of the Year and Adidas was recognized as Advertiser of the year.

Keith has been awarded and recognized by every major awards organization in his field including; The One Show, Clio’s, AICP, AIGA, Addys, Art Directors Club, The London and New York Festivals and D&AD and Cannes. Keith has been a member of the award show jury for AICP, Art Directors Club, Addys, and Cannes.



Daniel Correa
Creative Director

Impact BBDO
Dubai, UAE

Daniel started his career nearly 13 years ago in a small design agency in Brazil.

A few years later, he was the #1 Young Creative Professional at El Ojo de Ibero-America, the most prestigious advertising festival in Ibero-America.

After working across different agencies in Brazil, he moved to Argentina, where he started working at Ogilvy & Mather. In his 5 year journey at Ogilvy, he helped the agency become the #1 Creative Agency in Argentina and Direct Agency of the Year at the Cannes Lions Festival. 

The same year, he was also the most awarded Art Director in Argentina at the Cannes Lions Festival.

In 2014, Daniel moved to Dubai to become Creative Director at Impact BBDO. Since then, he has been instrumental in seeing the agency become the country’s most awarded agency as per the 2015 Gunn Report and Agency of the Year at Dubai Lynx 2016 and 2017.

Daniel’s work has been recognised by Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, The One Show and  many others. In total, he has won over 90 international awards across every different category. He has also had the honour to be a part of the jury at New York Festivals, Adstars and Global Cristals. 

Aside from advertising, Daniel’s life goal is to win a Nobel Prize. If not today, tomorrow.


Abolaji Alausa
Executive Creative Director
Noah's Ark
Lagos, Nigeria

Bolaji Alausa is the Executive Creative Director of Noah’s Ark, the number one agency in Sub Saharan Africa according to the Loeries 2016 Agency Ranking.

Before the Ark, he worked at Rosabel Leo Burnett and DDB Lagos. He won the Young Lions competition in 2009 and represented Nigeria in Cannes. 

He has created several award-winning works at the Loeries in Durban, African Cristal in Marrakesh, Epica in Ljubljana and Amsterdam, and LAIF in Lagos. He is currently ranked 10th most published Creative Director in the world according to Lurzer’s Archive.

Bolaji is currently enrolled at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership where he is pursuing an EMBA on a full scholarship from GAVI.

Suhana Gordhan
Creative Director
Johannesburg, South Africa

Suhana Gordhan is a Creative Director at FCB Africa. As the current chairperson of The Loeries, she is also known as ‘The Chair Aunty’. 

This Aunty is passionate about the art of copywriting and loves parenting an idea well enough so that nobody molests it along its journey from birth to maturity. She believes that the best agency-client relationships are more marriage and less bondage. She entered the advertising industry in 2001 and has worked on some of the country’s much-loved brands at agencies like Ogilvy, Black River FC, NativeVML and Net#work BBDO. 

Gordhan is a Hindu, who learned very quickly that there are no sacred cows in advertising. One of her favourite moments in advertising was during her time as Creative Director on Nando’s when she pissed off a dictator and won a Loerie Grand Prix because of it. Some of her other accolades include a Black Eagle, Gold Pendoring, Creative Circle Ad of the Year, a Silver Pixel at The Bookmarks, a Cannes Silver Lion, a graphite D&AD pencil and Best of Show in radio at The One Show Awards.

Suhana has a strong commitment to the industry and is proud of our unique South African spirit and creativity. Gordhan also writes an opinion column about advertising and marketing for The Business Day.

Xolisa Dyeshana
Chief Creative Officer
Joe Public
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Xolisa Dyeshana is Chief Creative Officer and partner at Joe Public. His passion lies in the world of creativity and it’s evident in the many accolades he’s received, both locally and internationally.

Xolisa is the Chairperson of the Creative Circle - the highest decision-making body for advertising creativity in South Africa. He also served as Chairman of The Loerie Awards, South Africa’s premier advertising awards show and he sits on the international board of the One Club.

He has won numerous creative awards from Cannes Lions, D&AD’s and One Shows to Loeries. He opened the 20th annual Design Indaba Conference, along with Pepe Marais, in 2015. Xolisa has also been named one of the Top 6 People To Watch In Advertising by Finweek. He has judged many awards shows around the globe including The Cannes Lions Awards, The Bees Digital Awards, The John Caples Direct Awards and much more.

He is passionate about creating social change through advertising and he’s been part of many industry committees set up to help young people from underprivileged backgrounds gain access to the industry. Xolisa was one of the creative minds behind the creation of Brothers For Life, one of South Africa’s biggest and most successful behavioural change campaigns.

Nkanyezi Masango
Creative Director
King James
Cape Town, South Africa

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Nkanyezi is Creative Director at King James in Cape Town, where he’s responsible for work on iconic brands such as Corona, Commonwealth Bank, and Energade.

His career began at TBWA Hunt Lascaris in 2002 as a Copywriter. When he discovered that creativity has no cultural boundaries, he decided to take his talents to TBWA Hong Kong in 2007 and immediately got the once-in-a-lifetime chance of working on Adidas for the Beijing Olympics.

Before joining King James, he was Creative Director at Y&R Cape Town. During his 6-year stint, he produced work for Land Rover, Colgate, SKYY Vodka, Western Cape Government and Hope Soap, which became a global phenomenon.

His work has been recognised multiple times at Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Epicas, LIAs, New York Festivals and Webbys.

Nkanyezi has served on juries including Art Directors Club, New York Festivals and most recently Young Guns 2017. In 2015, he was invited to speak at Ad Stars in South Korea.

A champion for diversity in the creative field, he co-founded Blackboard, an initiative that aims to raise awareness for creativity as a career to high school students in disadvantaged communities.

Carl Willoughby
Executive Creative Director
Johannesburg, South Africa

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I worked at a number of agencies in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. I even helped launch a telecommunication company in the Middle-East. I’ve been fortunate enough to gain experience on a number of brands across various categories from Bell’s whiskey to Old Mutual, VW, Audi, KFC, Channel O and more and as a CD I’ve managed a number of accounts including DStv, Castle Lager, Nissan, Tiger brands and Distell.

After all this time with all the technology changes, the new channels of communication, the social what-what's it’s all still about one simple thing, the idea. And that’s the thing that separates us all.

Currently, I’m the Executive Creative Director at TBWA Openco working on brands such as Jameson, BMW, Incredible Connection, Sowetan, MTN and the Apartheid Museum. In my spare time, I play squash and enjoy photography to keep the stress levels low.

Peter Khoury
Chief Creative Officer
Johannesburg, South Africa

Peter Khoury has delivered growth to his clients’ bottom lines and won numerous advertising awards throughout his career. He joined TBWA\ Hunt Lascaris in 2000, where he launched the BMW 6 Series global campaign and repositioned Sasol as a company of infinite possibilities. He also worked with TBWA\ Chiat Day to launch the Pedigree Worldwide “We’re for Dogs” campaign in 2004/2005. In 2007 he played a pivotal role in starting hotshop MetropolitanRepublic. As ECD he helped change the global lexicon forever by leading his team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup “Ayoba” integrated campaign for telecom provider MTN. In 2014 he rejoined TBWA\ Hunt Lascaris as CCO, with the intention of taking South Africa’s most iconic agency to new heights.

He has already guided the agency to Best Individual Agency in South Africa 2015, and Best Radio Agency in the World according to Cannes Lions 2015. He has also dabbled in the movie business as a creative and marketing consultant to local film “Stone Cold Jane Austin” and the DStv series “Ayeye”. His numerous awards include 3 Gold, 6 Silver and 1 Bronze Cannes Lions, 1 Yellow and 7 Wood D&AD Pencils, 1 Gold and 5 Bronze Clio statues, 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze One Show Pencil, and a Cannes Young Creative Award. His work is also featured in Cannes Lions Game Changers – The Evolution of Advertising, and multiple times in the elusive Gunn Report. In addition to advertising, Peter has used his creative energy to formulate his own clothing/lifestyle brand, Zero One One.

Brad Reilly
Executive Creative Director
Net#work BBDO
Johannesburg, South Africa

Brad Reilly began as a junior copywriter at Net#workBBDO 18 years ago. Today, he is the ECD entrusted with taking the agency into the future, the continent and beyond. Under his creative leadership, the agency has transformed into a top-tier integrated shop, ranking as the number 1 medium-size agency and number 1 digital and interactive agency at The 2016 Loeries.

Brad has created some of Africa’s most iconic campaigns for brands like Guinness, Tusker, SABC, Opel Corsa Lite, Brand South Africa, Mercedes-Benz, Chicken Licken, Virgin Atlantic, Google and Coca-Cola. Along the way he picked up 2 Cannes Grand Prix, Cannes Gold, D&AD pencils, Clio Golds, Young Guns (when he was younger), 9 Loerie Grand Prix, Bookmarks Golds, a few Ad of the Year, some African Cristals and an Apex or two.

Liam Wielopolski
Executive Creative Director
DDB South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa

Liam is responsible for maintaining the high creative bar at DDB in not only Johannesburg but the rest of Africa as well. Having cut his teeth on global brands such as Guinness, Land Rover, Virgin Atlantic Airways and P&G he's more than ready to take on his favourite challenge of building a network of strong creative thinkers, producing great results with great creative work.
Both in his own right as an Art Director and as the lead of several creative departments over the last 20 years, Liam has collected an impressive array of Lions, Pencils, and statues from international and local award shows. In his spare time, he likes to chase a little white ball with a big stick around beautifully manicured lawns.

Karin Barry-McCormack
Nick & Barry
Cape Town, South Africa

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After 16 years in three great agencies, I decided it was time to traffic myself and sign my own leave form. In 2013, Paige Nick and I decided to start a very small agency of two, Nick&Barry: Proud Members of the Old Boy’s Club. And as for the other details: local Awards, yes, international awards, many. Children, more than enough. 

Graham Lang
Chief Creative Officer 
Y&R South Africa and Africa
Cape Town, South Africa

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Howzit. I’m Graham. How are you? I am the Chief Creative Officer for Y&R South Africa and Africa. I live in Cape Town but I spend time in Jozi as well which is cool but the air up their kina makes my lips dry. Before this job I lived but mostly worked in London for just over 8 years at some big network agencies. Before that, I worked but mostly lived in Cape Town for 9 years at a small independent. I also need to mention that I have 3 boys. Two of which are twins but not the kind that are identical. I named one of them after Sir Alex Ferguson. His name is not Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s Alexander. And now for a shameless boast that I will put in quotations so that it seems like I’m not talking about myself, “During Graham's career he has won every major industry award across traditional and non-traditional categories. Amongst other shows, he has been selected to serve on The One Show, Cannes Lions and D&AD judging panels.”

That’s it for now. Peace. 

Mariana O Kelly
Executive Creative Director
Johannesburg, South Africa



Graeme Jenner
Creative Founding Partner
Johannesburg, South Africa

Graeme Jenner is a Creative Founding Partner of KingJamesII. He tries to do work that everyone else likes as much as he does.

Vanessa Pearson
Executive Creative Director & Founding Partner
House of Brave
Johannesburg, South Africa

Vanessa Pearson is Executive Creative Director and founding partner of House of Brave.

An Advertising Person of the Year nominee, Cannes judge 2008 and 2014, D&aD judge, Loerie judge and South African Creative Circle Executive Committee member for 10 years, Vanessa has worked at top agencies such as The Jupiter Drawing Room, Network BBDO, King James and Ogilvy. Her brand experience runs the gamut from Mercedes-Benz to Nike, Coca-Cola, Levis, Nestle and Procter & Gamble. A true bastion of many branded accessories, amongst them multiple Cannes Gold Lions, Clio statues, One Show Pencils, New York Festival Grand Prix’s and Loerie Gold awards, she has stayed true to the belief that shiny things are still a girl's best friend. As Executive Creative Director of House of Brave, she has led the company to Breakthrough Agency of the Year, Loerie Winner and Apex Winner and the onboarding of new business including the likes of Jungle Oats, Black Cat Peanut Butter, Crosse & Blackwell, Namibian Breweries, Konica Minolta and AA Insurance. For inspiration every now and then she looks to the big life and times of Mary Wells Lawrence and the writings of Dr. Seuss.

Nikki Taylor Garrett
Group Head
Johannesburg, South Africa

Nicola Taylor Garrett is an Art Director currently working at TBWA Johannesburg. She is crafty by nature and has a passion for making good ideas beautiful. With ten years experience in the industry and some local and international awards, this will be her first year on the Loeries judging panel. 
She is a travel and retail enthusiast but lately her adventure budget has been redirected towards her 10 month old son, Dylan.

Robyn Bergman
Creative Director
Johannesburg, South Africa

Robyn Bergmann has worked in advertising for 26 years.  She has a B-Tech degree in Graphic Design from the University of Johannesburg. Beginning her career at South Africa’s top agency at the time, Hunt Lascaris TBWA, Robyn trained under some of the countries best advertising talents. Her first year in the business saw her win Grand Prix in press at the prestigious Loerie Awards.

Robyn has worked at iconic Joburg agencies such as Sonnenberg Murphy Leo Burnett and Publicis Johannesburg, gaining experience on a wide variety of brands. She has spent the last 12 years working at Ogilvy Johannesburg, where she is currently a Creative Director working on the agency’s biggest client.

She has been recognized at many local and international award shows including The Loeries, Apex, Pendorings, One Show, Clios, D&AD, London International, New York Festival and Cannes. She was part of the team that won South Africa’s first Cannes Gold in film in 11 years for Topsy ‘Selinah’. In 2011 this piece of work was chosen as one of the top 10 ‘ads worth spreading’ at TED talks.

Robyn has a passion for design and making work that moves people; clean living and wide open spaces; and her family (including her cat).

Innocent Mukheli
Photographer Specialist
I See A Different You
Johannesburg, South Africa

Fhatuwani Innocent Mukheli is a multidisciplinary artist, Photographer, Film Director & Art Director. His co-founder of a production / creative consulting agency "I See A Different You". I create and craft what I believe goes beyond art. Illustrations that change perspective and perceptions, pictures that give life to canvases.