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Our support team

From IT to marketing, our support teams are there to ensure that Sable International keeps on ticking along.

Jonathan Nish

Head of IT

Johnathan Nish

Jonathan grew up and studied in Durban, South Africa. He has worked in finance and IT roles for listed companies in the logistics and retail sectors in both Durban and Johannesburg. In 1999, he was persuaded by a friend to take a working holiday to the UK and cash in on the "Millennium Bug". Over a decade later Jonathan is still in the UK.

After spells with a travel operator and an internet startup in London, he joined Sable International. Jonathan has worked on a number of web and software development, compliance, integration and change management projects and has piloted new business units and products. He currently serves as Head of IT & Operations. Jonathan and his wife live in Surrey. He enjoys travel and volunteering. Jonathan is an active Rotarian and is a past President of the Rotary Club of Putney. 

Jonathan’s motto: “Do it properly, or not at all”


Pieter Carstens

HR Manager

Pieter Carstens

Pieter graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BComm in Human Resources. He went on to work in various HR fields before joining 1st Contact in 2008 as an Accounting Manager. Since then, he has managed a number of departments, growing with the company, before being appointed as HR Manager for Sable International in 2015.

An avid runner, Pieter's favourite event is the half marathon. When his schedule allows it, he also enjoys RC flying.

Pieter’s motto: “Be flexible and get the job done.”


Marilie du Toit

Finance and Operations Director

Marilie du Toit

Marilie qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and joined Sable International in 2008. Prior to 2008, she served her time in public practice at Deloitte & Touche Cape Town, London and Brussels. She returned to Cape Town in 2003 and joined Panalux, working as Finance Director of their South African operations for four years.

Meticulous, fair and committed, Marilie loves rules and reasoning. She taught herself to read at age five and has not stopped. She is also a closet chef with a deep love for gnocchi.

Marilie’s motto: "Be true to your work, your word and your friends.”


Sean Ritchie

Brand Manager

Sean Ritchie

Sean grew up in the Eastern Cape and has been working with digital media and content since 2008. He graduated from Rhodes University in 2008, after which he completed his BA (Hons) in Journalism and Media Studies, with a specialisation in digital media and technology at the University of the Witwatersrand. After several years of working in the media industry, Sean found the perfect focus for his skills in the digital marketing field.

Sean leads Sable International's digital marketing efforts and strategy, with a strong focus on quality content and exceptional user experience. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, exercising and studying.

Sean’s motto: “Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.”

South Africa

Regent Square
Doncaster Road
Kenilworth 7708
Cape Town
t: +27 (0) 21 657 2120

United Kingdom

Castlewood House
77/91 New Oxford Street
t: +44 (0) 20 7759 7514


Suite 8.06
9 Yarra Street
South Yarra
Melbourne VIC 3141
t: +613 (0) 86 514 500

Hong Kong

Level 1102
The Lee Gardens
33 Hysan Avenue
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
t: +852 3959 8681

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