Jury President

Ralf Heuel
CCO and Partner, Grabarz & Partner
Hamburg


Ralf Heuel is the OOH, Live and PR Jury President for 2019. Ralf is CCO and Partner at Grabarz & Partner, in Hamburg – the agency he co-founded as a junior copywriter in 1993. At that time, the company comprised just five employees. Today, Ralf has made the agency one of the most creative in the country, with over 300 staff, and has repeatedly catapulted Grabarz & Partner into the top five of the most creative German agencies.

Grabarz & Partner is responsible for the domestic and international accounts of Volkswagen, Porsche, IKEA, Burger King, EURONICS, and Melitta.

Grabarz & Partner has been named one of ‘The World’s Leading Independent Agencies’ and ‘Agency of the Year’. It has been ranked as the number one creative agency in Germany and the most decorated German agency at several international award shows. Ralf and the other managing directors of the agency have been titled as the ‘Men and Women of the Year’ in the Agencies category, and at the same time, Ralf was awarded ‘Creative Leader of the Year’ by the Lead Academy, an award for which he was also nominated in 2012.

The current Big Won Report lists Grabarz & Partner at number 13 of the most creative in the world. The agency also came second in the German 2018 creativity ranking of w&v magazine. And, in 2017, Grabarz & Partner was Germany’s most successful independent agency at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and voted Eurobest’s ‘International Independent Agency of the Year’.

Manuel Bordé 
Executive Creative Director, TBWA\RAAD
Dubai

Born in Miami, USA, Manuel has been working in advertising since 2006.

Prior to his career with TBWA\RAAD Dubai as a Creative Director, Manuel was a Creative Director at DDB offices in Puerto Rico, Panamá and Colombia and a Copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather Colombia.

In the last two years alone, he has created and led work that has collected more than 150 awards at the Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio Awards, One Show, Dubai Lynx (including 7 Grand Prix), London International Awards, New York Festivals, Loeries (including a Grand Prix), Epica, Cristal Awards (including 2 Grand Prix), MENA Effie Awards & WARC Awards (including a Grand Prix).

Manuel has been on the jury panel for the New York Festivals, AdStars and Fiap. In 2017, he was part of the first TBWA\Master Gunners and was named the #1 Creative Director in the MENA Region by the B&W Report and the Big Won Rankings in 2018.

 

Fran Luckin
Chief Creative Officer, Grey Africa
Johannesburg

Fran Luckin is Chief Creative Officer of Grey Africa in Johannesburg.

She began her career as a copywriter, moved to TBWA / Hunt Lascaris in the late nineties, where she became a Creative Director, then joined Ogilvy Johannesburg in 2003, and became Executive Creative Director there in 2008. 
She’s worked in digital advertising as well as traditional advertising, having served as Executive Creative Director of Quirk South Africa (now Mirum) between 2013 and 2016.

She joined Grey as CCO in 2016, and now sits on the nine-member Grey Global Creative Board.

Together with the executive team at Grey, 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 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.


Neo Mashigo
Partner: Chief Creative Officer, M&C Saatchi Group
Johannesburg

On top of being the Chief Creative Officer for the M&C Saatchi Group, South Africa, Neo is also the Co-Founder of I See A Different You – a collective of Soweto-born creatives who set out to change the world’s view of Africa. In fact, throughout his career, Neo has been passionate about the creativity in Africa and producing work that better represents the continent. 

He is former Chairman and current board member of The Loerie Awards – South Africa’s premiere advertising awards. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Creative Circle, a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting creativity as a business tool. Before joining M&C Saatchi Group, Neo was Executive Creative Director at two of South Africa’s largest advertising agencies, Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg and FCB Johannesburg. While there, he was instrumental in leading both these agencies to the top spots in creative ranking tables. 

Neo has won several local and international awards including a Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and The Loerie Awards. But his greatest achievement is his ability to identify and develop black creative talent that become leading creatives in the industry.

 


Susan van Rooyen
Writer, King James II
Cape Town

Bio pending.


Yatish Narsi
CCO, Grid Worldwide
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

 

 


Fezidingo Mpembe
CD, King James Group
Cape Town

After reading this I’ll probably be your only favourite F-word…no, not that  

word that just popped into your head silly. My government name is Fezidingo Mpembe…Fezi or Fezy for short, which ever swings your rope. I’m an Art Director by profession and closet copywriter. I’ve got about 8 years experience in the Advertising and Communications Industry of South Africa having done my education at the AAA School of Advertising there after I spent all 8 years of my career journey at FCB Africa (JHB). I now apply my creative trade at the King James Group (CPT). I’m a comrade against mediocrity and at the heart  of what I do everyday is to tell stories that rehabilitate the minds of the collective conscious and to tell stories that are conversations and not instructions with the audience. 

 

Juliet Honey
Freelancer
Johannesburg

Bio pending.


Michael Leese-Rolfe
CD, FoxP2
Cape Town

Michael began his career at Ogilvy cape town as an Art Director in 2003 and over the next 7 years contributed in raising the creative momentum of the agency significantly, winning accolades at One Show, Loeries and D&AD. 

In 2010, he took a creative director role at FoxP2 Cape Town and has been instrumental in evolving the agency into a fully integrated, creatively led company, while still retaining the garage band spirit that makes the agency so formidable. 

Michael has an ability to produce work that finds the sweet spot between creative excellence and effectiveness, and his work on brands like Frank.net and Ster-Kinekor has led to campaigns that deliver both the Loerie Integrated Grand Prix, and Apex accolades simultaneously. 

Armed with a love for creating branded content that enters popular culture, Michael has helped FoxP2 place in the top 10 creative rankings every year, alongside agencies over 10 times its size, whilst consistently topping the Small Agency table. 

A father, surfer and ex-gymnast, Michael believes in work-life balance and in finding inspiration from beyond his comfort zone. 


Natalie Walker
Creative Group Head, Joe Public United
Johannesburg

Bio pending.

 


Nobantu Sibeko
Senior Art Director, FCB
Johannesburg

Nobantu Sibeko is a Senior Art Director and Co-founder of Find New Words with several years of experience in the ad industry. Her passion for leveraging the power of brands to make a real impact on social discourse has been deliberate, as well as insightful. Nobantu's love for storytelling and showcasing authentic South African narratives has won her both international and local awards, including Loeries. Her purpose is for the better representation and inclusion of women, LGBTQQIAP+ and black people in media, marketing and wherever there’s a need for representation.