Bronwyn van der Merwe
General Manager, Asia-Pacific
Bronwyn joined Fjord inititially to establish our studios in Australia and New Zealand. She now oversees our teams and projects across the Asia Pacific region and is responsible for growing the businesses, finding and developing the best talent, creating value for our clients through design and innovation, as well as overseeing the work that the teams deliver.
Bronwyn hails from the BBC, where she first had the pleasure of working with Fjord. As Head of Design and User Experience, she led the project that delivered the Global Experience Language for the BBC’s digital products (GEL). After 15 fabulous years in the UK she decided to return to Sydney, Australia where she joined Massive Interactive as Global Director of Experience & Design. Massive specialise in creating digital experiences for the entertainment, media, travel and airline industries.
Bronwyn is passionate about designing services that people love. Using research, creativity and collaboration to reframe big, fuzzy problems, she loves seeing the impact that great design can have on individuals, businesses and society.
Bronwyn is regularly sought out as a thought leader and spokesperson for Fjord at conferences and in the media. When Bronwyn takes a break from all that, she has two boys to keep her busy, a couple of chickens, a vegetable patch and cocker spaniel named Cookie.