Kabelo Moshapalo
Executive Creative Director 
TBWA Hunt Lascaris
 

Kabelo Moshapalo is a self-taught illustrator that traded his acrylic paints and paintbrushes for the digital canvas. With over 19 years of digital interactive experience, he was born and raised in Soweto. Kabelo is responsible for driving creative excellence in digital interactive solutions and digital transformation for TBWA in Johannesburg. In 2015, Kabelo was featured in Destiny Man magazine’s Power of 40 List, which celebrates extraordinary men from all over South Africa under the age of 40. Kabelo has been a jury member at Clios, ADC New York, Lisbon International Advertising Festival, Loeries, and Bookmarks (to name a few), adjudicating work across diverse categories, ranging from Digital, Mobile, Social, Content, TV, Radio, Design, Experiential and Creative Effectiveness. His work has been awarded at major advertising festivals including Cannes Lions, ADC New York, The One Show, D&AD, Clios, and Webbys.

Vaughan Croeser
Marketing Director
SAB

 

Vaughan has a diverse commercial background with experience in marketing research, sales, trade marketing and classical marketing.

He joined SAB in 2003 as a sales representative and has held various sales and marketing roles across the African continent, building iconic campaigns for among others Castle Lite and Castle Lager. He is currently the Marketing Director for the South African Breweries where he is responsible for some of South Africa’s most well known and loved beer brands.

Vaughan also serves on the board of the Sports Trust which endeavours to aid education through sports in the provision of sporting facilities in under privileged communities.

Brett Morris
Chief Executive Officer
Nahana Communications

 

After 8 years in the industry Brett was appointed Executive Creative Director of FCB Johannesburg. Under his leadership the agency won more awards than ever before in its 90-year history, including South Africa’s first ever Cannes Grand Prix and One Show Best of Show.

He has been recognised numerous times at major award shows including Cannes, One Show, D&AD and Clios; and also has 3 AdReview Campaigns of the year and the Sunday Times Marketing Excellence Grand Prix to his credit.

He’s worked with many of South Africa’s iconic brands including Toyota, Lexus, Coca Cola, Vodacom, Distell, Wimpy, Debonairs Pizza, Cell C, ABSA, Tiger Brands, The National Lottery, First National Bank and Nando’s.

After briefly leaving the FCB fold in 2007, he rejoined FCB as Chief Creative Officer in 2009. He was elected chairperson of South Africa’s industry body, the Creative Circle, in 2010 and was ranked as one of the top 5 creative directors in the country by his peers. In 2011 FCB Joburg won both Financial Mail and Finweek’s agency of the year.

In 2014 Brett was appointed Group Chief Executive and has since been voted by his peers as most admired agency leader in Johannesburg for five years in a row and three times across South Africa. In 2016 FCB Africa won the Sunday Times Top Brands Agency of the Year for the third year in a row and at the Financial Mail AdFocus awards he was voted Industry Leader of the Year, Hellocomputer won Digital Agency of the Year and FCB Joburg won Large Agency of the Year and for a second time in 2017.

His best work to date by far are his three children. (Pictures available on request.)

Fran Luckin
Chief Creative Officer
Grey Africa

 

Fran Luckin is Chief Creative Officer of Grey Africa in Johannesburg, and Chairperson of the Loerie Awards 2020/21.

She has 25 years’ industry experience across all economic sectors, having begun her career as a copywriter at The Jupiter Drawing Room, after which she moved to TBWA / Hunt Lascaris in the late nineties, where she became a Creative Director. In 2003, she joined Ogilvy Johannesburg, where she became Executive Creative Director in 2008, and later a member of the board. 
In 2012, Fran was appointed to the 15-member Ogilvy Worldwide Creative Council.  
She has worked across traditional and digital advertrising, having served as Executive Creative Director of Mirum South Africa from 2013- 2106. 

She joined Grey as CCO in 2016.

Together with the executive team, Fran has helped to transform the creative output of the agency from traditional advertising into a fully integrated multi-media, digital and social communications offering. 

She is an Exco member of South Africa’s Creative Circle, and a member of Grey’s Global Creative Board.  She was voted Woman of the Year 2019 in the MarkLives Agency Leaders Poll.

She has judged international and South African creative awards shows (including the Cannes Film Lions, the Cannes Outdoor Lions, the Dubai Lynx Awards, the Clio Awards and D&AD) – and has also served three times on the judging panel for the Apex Awards.

In 2017 she served as Jury President of the Print and Publishing Jury at the Cannes Lions – the first female Jury President from Africa.

She has an M.B.A from the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, and has served 3 years as Chairman of the Academic Board of the Red & Yellow School.

Claudi Potter
Creative Director
Joe Public

 

Claudi Potter is a Creative Director at Joe Public United, where she is now part of the furniture.

She identifies as a slightly outdated couch, with mismatched scatter cushions. She started out as copywriter over 15 years ago, and is honoured to have judged at both local and international award shows. In 2019 she was ranked in the top ten Creative Directors in Africa and Middle-East.

She has been working on her first novel for the last 19 years, and enjoys short walks to the fridge and long
hikes with her family.

 

Tzur Golan
Chief Creative Officer & Partner
M&C Saatchi, Israel

 

Tzur Golan was born in Israel in 1969 and began his love story with the advertising world in 1994. While searching for a professional direction, he bumped into an advertising-school ad in a magazine. After two years of studies specializing in copywriting, he began to work for a small local agency.

In 1998, after winning several national awards, Tzur moved on to his next destination: Shalmor Avnon Amichay Y&R, Tel Aviv.

In 2002, he was promoted to Creative Group Head, in 2006 he became Creative Director, in 2008 he was appointed as Executive Creative Director and Partner, and in 2011 he was appointed as Chief Creative Director and invited to be part of Y&R worldwide creative board.

During his 14 years at Shalmor Avnon Amichay Y&R, the agency has been ranked Agency of the Year in Israel five times. In 2008, the Tel Aviv agency was named as Y&R Agency of the Year worldwide. Shalmor Avnon Amichay Y&R became Israel's most successful advertising agency abroad, winning second Media Agency of the Year at Cannes 2009 and ranked second PR Agency at Cannes 2011.

Today Tzur is Chief Creative Director and Owner at M&C SAATCHI Tel-Aviv.

During this time M&C SAATCHI Tel-Aviv ranked as the Israeli number 1 creative agency in the Best Ads On TV website for two years in a row - 2018 & 2019

His résumé includes some of the most prestigious awards, including 12 Cannes Lions, Grand Prix at the LIAA and Golden Drum, Gold's at Clio and many others including One Show, Eurobest, Epica, New York Festivals and Cresta.

Tzur has also served as a jury member at Festivals including: Clio, Eurobest, NYF, ADPRINT, Cresta and local competitions.

 

Suhana Gordhan
Executive Creative Director
Duke

 

Suhana Gordhan is the newly appointed Executive Creative Director at Duke, Cape Town. Gordhan leaves a memorable 5-year journey at FCB where she was creative lead on Coca-Cola and USAID.

She 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.

Gordhan is a Hindu, who learned very quickly that there are no sacred cows in advertising. One of her favourite moments 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, multiple awards at the Loeries, Creative Circle Ad of the Year, Pendorings and The Bookmarks, 7 Cannes Lions, a graphite D&AD pencil and 2 Merit awards and Best of Show in radio at The One Show Awards.

One of her career highlights was being selected by FCB Global as one of two Creative Directors to attend a surfing and leadership program in Nicaragua in 2016. In 2017, she was named one of Destiny Magazine’s Power of 40 Candidates. In the 2019 Loeries’ Creative Rankings, she was ranked top 15th Creative Director in the country. Last year, Gordhan’s work for Coca-Cola featured in Contagious Magazine as one of three campaigns in The World’s Best Strategies.

She was baptized as a Cannes Juror in 2016 on the Direct Panel. In addition, she has served at One Show in the Direct Category as well as on Print and Out of Home at The Clios. Gordhan has a strong commitment to the South African industry and was thus nominated to join both The Loeries Board and The Creative Circle Exco. She is the former ‘Chair Aunty’ of The Loerie Awards. Gordhan also runs an initiative called Open Chair with Co-Founder, Simoné Bosman. Open Chair helps young women in advertising to have face time with senior female leadership. Recently, she was invited to be part of a Technical Working Group of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19.

When not making ads, she enjoys people watching, hiking in the mountains and training Capoeira - a 400-year-old Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts (often mistaken by her colleagues to be an innocuous dance form).

 

Grant Sithole
Executive Creative Director
FOXP2

Grant Sithole is the ECD at FOXP2  and has worked at FCB, Ogilvy, Bakone and most recently at Avatar.  He has worked on some of South Africa's iconic brands including Coca-cola, Vodacom, Toyota, Old Mutual, FNB, Tiger Brands, DSTV and Standard Bank. He has also the hosted Gman The Adman, an advertising and branding based podcast on CliffCentral.com.

Awards include multiple Loeries including the Grand Prix, Pendoring Grand Prix, Cannes Gold, D&AD and Clios amongst others.