MD & FOUNDER
YVONNE SCHOFIELD (SELVARATNAM)
1981 - It was a good time to reincarnate; this time she thought she’d try a human body, destined for a life of creative ensconce.

BLACKLOTUSPROJECT is the brainchild of founder, Yvonne, who comes with 15 years industry experience in PR and marketing, including 6 years running a successful celebrity engagement agency and 8 years in events management. Creative to the core, with an intuition for emerging trends, Yvonne is driven to deliver measurable and innovative event solutions for her clients.

In her spare time, Yvonne can be found with spray paint in hand, indulging her passion for street art or in search of the perfect carrot cake (a task one does not take on lightly). Random fact: A lifelong bibliophile, Yvonne founded a monthly book club which has just celebrated its 5th birthday!

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
DEAN NADARAJAH
With over 6 years event design and management experience, and as Creative Director at BLACKLOTUSPROJECT, Dean’s mission is to deliver our clients The Wow Factor. With every new brief, he presses himself and the team to consistently and continuously push the envelope when it comes to staging an event. From intimate product launch events to lush, grand formals, Dean has successfully worked on every conceivable type of event, bringing his unique visions alive for our clients.

When he’s not running round like Road Runner at BLACKLOTUSPROJECT, he can be found running around like a headless chicken at home with his patient wife and 3 little ‘uns... he sometimes comes into the office for a break! “Hobbies? Who has time for hobbies?!”

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
PHILIP O’REGAN
Phil is responsible for the technical parts of events as well as office systems and our digital media channels. He’s a very goal-focused person who loves travelling. His attitude to work and free time can be pretty well summed up with his favourite motto: “Real life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
When he’s not slavishly working away at his laptop or setting up equipment at an event, Phil can be found mixing random old-skool hip-hop with dance tracks in his studio. WARNING: Every conversation with this man ends with “and that’s why Tupac was murdered.”
EVENT MANAGER
GANDA UKANTHA
Having worked as an event manager for over 5 years, Ganda was the obvious man to lead the troops on the floor. He’s largest event to date was a formal dinner for 1,400, with a team of 70, a mammoth operation he seemed to breeze through! A cool headed perfectionist to a fault, Ganda is effectively the ring master and backbone of the event on the day.
When he’s not dictating an event, Ganda can be found cultivating his impressive moustache and Dapper Gentleman wardrobe or cooking a mean curry.
CELEBRITY ENGAGEMENT AGENT
JOSEPH DAVIDSON
Joe comes to BLACKLOTUSPROJECT from a Marketing & Sales background. Having focused on celebrity booking for the past year, he is best placed, alongside the MD, to lead the celebrity engagement team, securing the right faces for your event, endorsement campaign or social media needs. Having worked for over 15 years with major blue chips, Joe has been essential in helping celebrities and brands connect for our clients.

Away from his desk, Joe is likely mountain biking, fishing, or hanging out with his Dalmatian Pip (who gets dragged into the office sporadically and currently on his final written warning... he knows why!). Random fact: Joe always loved magic and worked as a close-up magician for years!

EVENT CO-ORDINATOR
COMFORT JARRETT-COKER
The youngest (and possibly brightest) member of our team is Comfort. A young graduate with a keen eye for detail, she comes with bags of energy and drive. A lover of memes and kittens, she’s a valued addition to the team and a ray of sunshine in the office.