Our people

Ronelle Bester, Founder & Account Director

With over 20 years of experience in PR and Marketing, Ronelle is one of the South African communications industry’s most influential voices. It was during her four-year tenure as the Marketing Manager for Dimension Data that Ronelle discovered her passion for the technology sector, and she went on to open Red Ribbon Communications. Ronelle has lectured extensively at Varsity College and UNISA and she attained her BTech in Public Relations Management from UNISA in 1996. Ronelle is a farm girl with a city heart and a love for traveling, trail running, interior and all things beautiful.


Lizelle Cloete, Account Manager

Lizelle is an award winning media specialist who understands the complex decision making that comes with the B2B technology industry. She’s experienced in providing simple, effective marketing and communication strategies that hit the right audience with the right message, ensuring highly successful results. Working with innovative start-ups, leading brands and world-famous multi-nationals, both agency and media side, she knows how to get excellence for clients. She holds a BA in Communications from the University of North West. Lizelle is authentic, consistent, versatile and fearless.


Anri Nel, Senior Account Executive

After graduating with a Diploma in Marketing Management from Boland College in Stellenbosch, Anri gained excellent marketing experience in the wine industry. She decided to change direction and joined Red Ribbon early 2018. Her enthusiasm, drive and commitment are her biggest assets. When she is not working her PR skills for clients, you will find her in the kitchen trying out new recipes or entertaining friends and family. Her life motto she lives by is the higher you climb, the better the view is.


Ida-Marié Steenkamp, Junior Account Executive

Ida is currently studying towards her BA Languages Degree and joined Red Ribbon early 2018 as an intern. She is quickly climbing the ranks and has been promoted to Junior Account Executive within her first three months. She feels honoured to have started her career at Red Ribbon Communications, and is excited to gain more experience and sharpen her skills in PR, content creating and social media. In her free time she enjoys writing, and is an author on LitNet. She also enjoys music and plays numerous musical instruments.


Tanya Koch, PR Assistant

Tanya ensures that everything behind the scenes at Red Ribbon runs smoothly. Without her, we fall apart. She is extremely reliable and an excellent multi-tasker – from answering the phone to sorting out the finances, making travel bookings and even coordinating events. A great team player and the best problem-solver. When she is not organising the office, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, enjoying the sun while exploring new things.