Before joining VMLY&R South Africa, Ryan co-founded jointhepipe.org, an NGO that won Best New Initiative from UNICEF. He also co-founded The Soon Institute, a company focused on
prototyping futures within the communication industry.
He brings a wealth of global experience and clear purpose into his work, having travelled and worked across some of the world’s top agencies. Under his creative leadership, the agency has experienced phenomenal
growth and climbed the creative rankings.
Ryan has been recognised numerous times at Cannes, D&AD, Loeries, One Show, ADC,
Effies, NYF and more. He has been listed in Mail & Guardians top 200 South Africans, The Media Magazine’s Top 40 under 40, spoken at Cannes Lions, conferences and graduations and had the
privilege of judging Cannes YDA, Loeries, Bookmarks, New York Festival, AdPrint and ADC.
Ryan is a member of the Exco of the Creative Circle South Africa.