Isabelle Rorke – is sole owner and CEO of Enlightened Poppy Network Pty Ltd, an Executive Producing and consultancy firm. Enlightened Poppy Network Pty Ltd (EPN) is a social Impact Innovation consultancy in the ICT sector with a specialist focus on Human Capital Innovation. The company strategy relies on two pillars; Differentiation and Value Innovation – looking at various strategic approaches to project, company and industry innovation as well as animation development and production.
In the year 2000 Isabelle started Anamazing Workshop with a partner Dumi Gumbi, creating one of the fastest growing, highly innovative animation companies in Africa. The company’s’ success can be attributed to our ingenuity, creativity, excellent team selection criteria and innovation. Anamazing went on to lead the way in innovative technology manipulation and design of an innovative training initiative that addressed the black and female skills shortage as well as multiple industry problems which previously prevented long form animation from being produced in S.A.
Career prior to creating Anamazing was spent as a producer for Morning Live, before that with Penta Publications working for various magazines within the stable, as writer for Tribute and Timbila magazines as well as Editor for Bundukids. After the birth of her second child Isabelle moved to ETV’s Great expectations as producer, researcher and writer.