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, PR & Marketing Specialist

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.


Bilqees Gabier, PR & Marketing Specialist

Bilqees has a huge passion for B2B communications which has led her to Red Ribbon Communications. Bilqees is excellent at account management, ensuring clients’ needs are met and that services are provided to the highest standards. Her strategic and high level planning is one of her greatest strengths to her clients and team. Bilqees holds a BTech in Public Relations Management from Cape Peninsula University of Technology. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, being outdoors and braaing.


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.