Meet the team

As the founding partner, Richie leads our consulting and strategy services. He has a strong background operating in complex organisations in a strategic capacity, primarily across the marketing, advertising and communications sectors. His work extends into the brand and culture transformation areas with a number of national and global businesses

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Richie Connell

Anneri is our talented business services and project manager who makes working with Thrival an enjoyable experience for all. Experienced in operating within complex marketing environments and a people and culture advocate, Anneri provides a strong sense of what it takes to build brands, progressive cultures and customer engagement programmes.

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Anneri Dippenaar

As our senior consultant, Eliza specialises in the links between purpose, brand, culture and customer that drive business performance. Eliza has worked across a range of industries in NZ, Melbourne, Sydney and London honing her skills in brand strategy, customer experience, strategic marketing, and stakeholder engagement.

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Eliza Turnbull

Cecilia is our chief creative problem solver and leads our art direction and digital design solutions. A skilled creative with global experience, Cecilia has worked across a number of industries including top 500 companies in Australasia, Asia and London. Cecilia’s signature design style infuses clarity and crispness with a modern flair.



Maddi is our talented design creative with a diverse background in digital, social, print and photography. Maddi is also our inhouse wizz in motion graphics and video editing, adding an exciting dimension to our creative team. Maddi has worked across a range of businesses in NZ and London including iconic kiwi brands Trelise Cooper and Deadly Ponies.



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