Banana Pattern

Senior Team


Jean Harkett

Founder and Managing Director
Jean has been advising clients on marketing and
communications campaigns for over 18 years having
worked as a communications and investor relations
manager in South Africa and the United Kingdom for
five years before joining a global Communications
agency. Her clients during this time included Actis,
MXit, Webber Wentzel, Woolworths and Inspired
She has worked in the entertainment and hospitality
industries for Artscape Theatre Centre, Fancourt
Country Club and Golf Estate, Travelstart and the V&A
Waterfront as the PR manager. Recent and current
clients include the launch of home loans company,
Integer; media relations and PR for the Edrington
Group in South Africa – Highland Park, The Macallan
and Famous Grouse; communications for Food Lover’s
Market; Seattle Coffee Co; FreshStop; Hypenica;
SAPIA, Spintelligent Education Week and Drambuie.

Andy Harkett

Founder and Finance & Operations Director
Originally from the United Kingdom, Andy’s
background is auditing and business management. He
has worked in the hospitality industry for the worldrenowned
Breakers Country Club and Resort in the
United States, as well as multinationals Kimberley
Clark, a world leader in the FMCG personal healthcare
space and Baker Tilly, one of the UK’s largest
accountancy firms. He has also worked for Haines
Watts, part of BKR International, where he provided
strategic financial council to small to medium
His experience in consumer behaviour, business
management, business strategy, managing retail
performance and retail change serves him well as the
strategic analyst for all communications campaigns.
These expertise allows Storybook to seamlessly marry
the execution of PR campaigns with business
marketing objectives.