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The Team


Paul Egan
Managing Consultant

Paul manages the Institute on a day to basis and is responsible for overseeing all major research assignments. Paul has an MBA from the UCT Graduate School of Business and has more than 15 years marketing experience with companies like Barclays, Telewest, LondonWaste and The Qualitative Consultancy.

021 650 4633          

Neo Makhele

Neo is the Group Strategy Director at Ogilvy and Mather South Africa and has worked with the Institute for a number of years. In her current role she is responsible for driving effectiveness in the Ogilvy SA group, planning and embedding Ogilvy Network IP through the group.



Dr James Lappeman

James Lappeman the Head of Projects at the UCT Marketing Institute. He has a PhD in marketing (specializing in consumer behaviour) and has lectured and supervised both undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of marketing disciplines. James also holds a Bachelor of Business Science (marketing) and Masters in Social Science (Religion). He has lectured, convened and moderated courses at UCT’s School of Management Studies, UCT’s Graduate School of Business, Henley Business School, Vega, Red & Yellow, GetSmarter and Educate24. James has published research in both local and international journals and co-edited Marketing in South Africa, which was published by Van Schaik Publishers in 2017.

MartinMartin Neethling

Martin is an experienced marketing all-rounder, having held senior positions in various local and multi-national businesses in the retail, advertising and FMCG sectors. His career spans more than 25 years and includes positions such as managing director of Berry Bush BBDO, director of marketing and financial services at Ackermans Group and chairman of Jay-Jays. He currently lectures in marketing at UCT, facilitates at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and consults to various organisations.
Martin has a degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Natal and an MBA from the UCT Graduate School of Business.

KulsoemKulsoem Roode
Senior Administrative Officer

Kulsoem takes care of all financial and administrative functions at the Institute. With 30 years experience she is well qualified to keep our team organised. If you have any queries relating to accounts, membership renewal or administration please contact her.

021-650 4312