Ronelle (Elle) Barreto


Elle focuses on editing the International country guides, collaborating with local lawyers to provide updates and insights into the legislation for different jurisdictions.

Elle is a former practicing employment law attorney with over 20 years' experience in the public, corporate and political sectors in both South Africa and the UK. Before joining Brightmine, she served as a litigation attorney, senior manager for KPMG's employment law advisory practice, parliamentary researcher (labour and public enterprises) and HR manager. In addition to a legal career, Elle has more than five years' experience in academic research focusing on trends in the legal framework around precarious forms of work.

Elle holds a PhD in Business and Law (UK), Masters in Research in Business Management (UK), Masters in Employment Law (South Africa), Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (South Africa), and BA in Law and Industrial Psychology (South Africa).