Brian Hayward
Managing Director

Brian left the newsroom after 10 fast-paced years to venture into the equally challenging world of PR. After starting the eponymous Brian Anthony Communications in 2012, his rapidly expanding business saw him grow the team and rebrand as Good News Lab within four years. Forever a journalist at heart, he strives to bring the same standards of credibility and newsworthiness to every piece of content created.

Sharon Thompson | Content Strategist

Sharon has worked as a writer and editorial coordinator in the advertising, publishing and PR fields since the dawn of this millennium. She prefers old school to new school media, and paper to pixels, but is happy to craft copy and content on just about any subject or platform.

Taryn Hayward | Operations Manager

Having spent almost a decade as a group financial manager in the financial services industry, Taryn now divides her time between providing specialist tax and management accounting services, and running the business machine behind Good News Lab.

Johann Huebsch | Accounts Manager

Johann oversees client accounts and ensures that their brands are kept in the social media spotlight. He also keeps track of mentions in the traditional media space. When he’s not staring at a smartphone, tablet or computer screen, this self-confessed movie addict escapes into the captivating world of the silver screen.

Alison Louw | Client & Media Liaison

Alison is the friendly face of Good News Lab, calmly handling client communications and building relationships with key media contacts. Poised and people-oriented, she puts client service at the top of her to-do list and works hard to achieve media exposure for their brands. On weekends, she has other mountains to climb and enjoys hiking and the great outdoors.

Siya Ndzimande | Social Media Strategist

Siya is an energetic member of the digital team, responsible for guiding, monitoring and growing clients’ social media platforms. When he’s not running this challenging portfolio, Siya is also extremely passionate about actual running, especially when faced with his biggest fear – snakes!

Ta’ra Jenneker | Social Media Strategist

Social media queen Ta’ra keeps clients’ platforms ticking over with regular, relevant and riveting content. When she’s not strategising a takeover of the digital space over a cup of tea, Ta’ra can be found chilling outdoors on one of the Bay’s beautiful beaches.

Laeeq Dolley | Videographer

Laeeq is our dedicated videographer. He ensures that the video content we create speaks to the client’s brand and generates wide public and business interest in the client and their products or offerings. When he’s not behind the camera, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, and watching the work of other lens men in the form of series and movies.

Natalie Barwood | Intern

Natalie brings a youthful energy to the Good News Lab office. She lends a hand wherever needed – whether it’s
keeping a close eye on social media platforms, posting fresh website content or coming up with a cool graphic element. While she loves poetry and pretty sunsets, Natalie also reveals her darker side as a horror movie fanatic.