Lauren Thys

What’s your role at White Marble?   

I’m Head of Content at White Marble. I work with our clients on everything from content and messaging strategies to website content and thought leadership. While content is my specialism, I also collaborate closely with White Marble’s digital, creative and sustainability experts to create integrated solutions.  


What prior experience do you bring?    

Words and writing were my first loves, so perhaps it’s no surprise that my first job was in journalism, on the mean streets of Johannesburg in South Africa (prior to my migration into markets and economics beats). Before long, I made a move into corporate communications and eventually found myself working in-house for a Cape Town asset manager.  

I consider myself extremely lucky to have discovered and joined White Marble in 2019. Rarely do you come across a team with such passion for what they do and skill in their craft – and who really pull together to go above and beyond for our clients.  


What’s your favourite hobby or pastime?    

Nothing beats a day at the cricket, come rain or shine. I’m always looking for ways to build holidays around beautiful cricket venues. 


What’s a fun fact about you?      

I’m qualified as a cricket umpire.  


What’s a pet peeve of yours?    

Slow walkers, especially during rush hour.  


What can’t you live without?    

South African red wine, biltong and my braai.