By Day, Gavin is a Director and Designer for the UK’s beloved creative studio Aardman Animations. By night he goes under the alias of JamFactory, indulging in all manner of passion projects, from filmmaking to illustration, toy design to photography.
He prides himself on being a ‘realistic idealist’ or ‘idealistic realist’ – striking the balance between uncurbed enthusiasm and pragmatic process. Floaty sentiments aside, his talks are about finding the energy and making the time to create things that matter. That’s something Gav believes applies to everyone – from a GSCE to CEO!
M-Net South Africa Senior Marketing Manager, Local Interest Channels
I am a firm believer in the power of brands and their ability to improve life. My insatiable curiosity in the world around me and my love for people have led me into a career in marketing. I want to be at the helm of building iconic brands which will continue to enrich people’s lives.
I am currently the marketing HOD for the M-Net Local Interest Channels (1Magic , Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, Mzansi Bioskop, Channel O & Mzansi Magic Music.
Viacom International Media Networks Africa On-Air Manager
Pippa Tshabalala is the On Air Manager for Viacom International Media Networks Africa, where she oversees the On Air team, producing promos and graphics for all the African brands (MTV Base, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, NickJr). Pippa has a diverse background in television, animation, video games and academics. She has worked as a lecturer, television presenter, magazine editor and a content and promo producer.