Edwina McCann is the Editor in Chief of Vogue Australia. Highly respected in the industry with a strong fashion background and extensive media experience, Edwina is responsible for the Vogue Australia brand across print and digital platforms. With 20 years’ experience in the luxury fashion market, Edwina joined Vogue Australia from ACP Magazines where she was editor of Harper’s Bazaar for three years. Prior to that she was the fashion features director for Grazia; fashion features director for the Weekend Australian and WISH magazines; and spent over eight years with The Australian newspaper as fashion editor.
Kellie Hush is Editor in Chief of Harper’s BAZAAR Australia, a position she has held since July 2012. Before joining BAZAAR, Kellie was the Editor in Chief of GRAZIA Australia. Under Kellie’s editorship, GRAZIA’s readership increased by 23 per cent, an all-time high for the weekly fashion magazine. At GRAZIA she launched an exclusive fashion collection with Target Australia, which grew from a single one-off capsule collection to six ranges. Before taking on the editorship of GRAZIA, Kellie was the fashion editor for The Sydney Morning Herald for four years where she launched the online web series “Essential Fashion” and the broadsheet style section Essential Style. Kellie is a regular fashion commentator on television, radio and in print media.
Alicia Kemp is the Fashion Category Executive for AMP Capital Shopping Centres. AMP Capital represents three major shopping centres across Australia including Macquarie Centre in Sydney, Garden City in Western Australia and Pacific Fair in Queensland. Alicia’s expertise on the retail sector provides unique insight into the strategic challenges facing those within the fashion industry.
Alison Veness has a long-standing reputation, having been at the helm of some of Australia’s most respected fashion publications. Alison is currently the Editor and Publisher of the Australian edition of the internationally renowned 10 Magazine and spent 10 years across publications at ACP Magazines, including acting as Editor in Chief at Harper’s BAZAAR. Alison has also worked extensively in fashion publications and organisations in the UK.
Carla Zampatti is considered an icon in the Australian fashion community. Having led her eponymous label for more than 40 years, she has earned a reputation as an influential designer. Already a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), Carla was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) recognising her contributions to fashion and business as well as being a role model for women. In 2008 Carla was also recognised for her role in the Australian fashion industry with the Australian Fashion Laureate.
Glen Schlehuber has spent over 20 years working with internationally renowned jeweller Tiffany & Co. in the USA, the UK and Australia. For the past 8 years, Glen has held the position of Managing Director for the Oceania region, where he leads a highly successful multi-channel sales organisation and works across a variety of areas such as marketing, finance, operations, logistics, merchandising and business development.
Justin Cudmore is a commercial lawyer with many clients involved in the FMCG and retail sectors. Having spent ten years practising law in Canberra, Justin is a partner with Sydney firm Marque Lawyers and specialises in privacy, sponsorship agreements, distribution and manufacturing, service agreements and the Personal Properties Securities Act. Justin holds positions on multiple boards including commercial and charitable organisations.
Karen Webster is the Deputy Head of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University. Karen was previously the director of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and has been involved in numerous projects including acting as a board member on the Australian Fashion Foundation and advisor on several government initiatives for the fashion industry. Karen is also involved with the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival and with the Council of Textiles and Fashion Industries Australia (TFIA). Prior to her tenure in education, Karen worked as a fashion designer in London, Melbourne and Sydney.
Malcolm Carfrae is the Global Head of Communications, Public Relations and Media for Ralph Lauren. Formally the Executive Vice-President of Global Communications for international brand Calvin Klein. Having spent over a decade working with Calvin Klein, Malcolm had previously worked in communications in the UK and in Australia. Despite being based in New York, Malcolm is a strong advocate of the Australian fashion industry through his involvement with the Australian Fashion Foundation and Australian Fashion Chamber.
Roy Green is Dean of the UTS Business School at the University of Technology Sydney. He has worked in universities, business and government in Australia and overseas, published widely in the areas of innovation policy and management and undertaken multi-country projects with the OECD and European Commission.
Stuart McCullough is the managing director of Woolmark and chief executive of the Australian Wool Innovation, a not for profit association of 25,000 wool growers. McCullough has twenty years of experience in the industry and has held a variety of roles at the AWI. Prior to becoming chief executive McCullough had been responsible for leading strategic development, transition, establishment and growth of several AWI business units as well as core initiatives. McCullough has been instrumental to the association’s efforts to bring attention to the fibre and underline its uses in the fashion industry and its rightful role in the luxury market.