Meet the team

Managing Partner

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.


021 491 360
richie@thrival.nz
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Richie Connell

General Manager

As our GM of consulting, Eliza works across our three key areas of culture, brand and customer experience to drive your business performance. Eliza has worked in a range of industries in NZ, Melbourne, Sydney and London honing her skills in brand strategy, customer experience, strategic marketing, and stakeholder engagement.

021 454 354
eliza@thrival.nz
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Eliza Turnbull

Client Services Consultant

With a hybrid role as Client Services Consultant and Design Creative, Emma is responsible for maintaining strong client relationships, supporting Thrival’s growth and continuing our high standard of creative output. Emma’s diverse background in design, marketing and real estate gives her a unique perspective into the client journey.

027 555 1075
emma@thrival.nz
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Emma Groom

Senior Creative

Janelle is our Senior Creative who works with our clients to create designs that are purposeful and unique. She brings international experience across both corporate and start-up environments, with a focus on property and Fintech industries. Janelle’s valuable knowledge in print production is coupled experience in UI and UX design, with a natural flare for illustration.

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JANELLE SANSON

Design Creative

Riley is our design creative, bringing creative, purposeful solutions to all manner of client projects. Her diverse background includes photography, graphic design and time spent as a flight attendant for Air New Zealand. Along with strengths in brand creation and packaging design she holds a particular talent for digital illustration, which she uses to liven many of her concepts.

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Riley gardiner

Design Creative

Jamie is our design creative who works across a variety of client needs. She comes to us with a varied background, including time spent in marketing coordination, graphic design and content creation. With a particular eye for the ideation process and crafting distinct brand elements, Jamie is able to bring unique concepts to life.

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Jamie Brailey

Marketing Coordinator

Rosa is our Marketing Coordinator who works collaboratively with both our creative and strategy teams to deliver premium marketing outcomes for our clients. She comes to us with a background in Marketing and Events Coordination from one of New Zealand’s largest publicly listed companies. Her depth of experience and passion for the future of marketing provide her with the resources to create unique solutions and great client outcomes.

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Rosa Dalgleish

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