Meet the Board Members representing the newly established Australian Fashion Council, as voted by members of the merged entities, the Australian Fashion Chamber and Council of Textile and Fashion.
Meet the Board Members representing the Australian Fashion Council!
The Board were elected and voted for by our members, with the latest addition of Leila Hibri from Helen Kaminski late 2018.
AFC BOARD CO-CHAIR
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.
Adam Lloyd, now COO at Industrie, was previously Sustainability Manager at Cotton On Group (2017). Adam has more than 25 years retail experience, spanning across specialty retail and large scale department stores including Jeans West, Myer and Harris Scarfe. Over the course of his career, Adam has gained invaluable experience across a wide range of functions including design, buying, merchandising and more recently, ethical sourcing and sustainability. He became a Board member of the Council of Textile & Fashion in 2014, where he uses his wealth of knowledge and experience to bring about positive change within the garment manufacturing industry.
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.
Professor Robyn Healy has been Head of the School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT since 2014. She has worked at RMIT since 2006 and has held roles in the School of Architecture and Design and the School of Fashion and Textiles from lecturer, program manager, HDR Director, and Deputy Head of Research. She was a curator for fashion and textiles departments at both the NGV and NGA. Robyn holds an elected position as Chair of IFFTI (International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes) an organisation that represents international fashion education institutions, committed to advancing education and research through exchange and collaboration with industry on a global scale.
Simon Stewart is the Founder and Managing Director of Stewart & Heaton Clothing Co. Pty Ltd (S&H). Established in 1991, S&H is a leading supplier of Specialist Apparel and Total Apparel Management(TAM) services to industry and government. The company has a national focus and whist headquartered in WA, S&H has offices and warehouses in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane. Prior to establishing the business, Simon was a senior marketing executive in the Oil and Gas sector followed by a period owner/managing a fine wool sheep enterprise in Western Victoria.
AFC BOARD CO-CHAIR
John Condilis is the Managing Director of Nobody Denim. He is passionate about growing & reestablishing the high value add clothing manufacturing industry in Australia. The Nobody story began with a small, family-built denim laundry in the backstreets of Melbourne in 1999. Founded on the belief that making jeans could be imbued with integrity and creativity, Nobody Denim has continued to go from strength to strength.
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. Justin has worked with numerous fashion brands from emerging through to established corporates.
Carla Woidt is currently consulting with Camilla. Previously, Carla was GM of Design Operations and Innovation at Country Road, where she managed teams across all divisions within Country Road involved in the technical and development side of the business; tech, knit, fabric and textile design. She integrated across team such as design and development to enable innovation. Carla was SVP Product Development at Theory and Helmut Lang (NY based) where she held a similar role. Carla also worked as Product Director at Temperley London, managing the design, development and production teams.
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.
Leila Hibri in addition to being the General Manager, is also on the Board of Directors of Helen Kaminski Pty Ltd and Helen Kaminski Japan Corporation - a Tokyo based joint venture company with Yagi Tsusho Limited. With a background in Economics and Accounting, she has over 15 years’ experience in luxury and premium brand management and development across APAC, Europe and North America. Leila has worked with organizations such as Prada, Luxottica and Bendon and lead teams in Sydney, Auckland, London, NYC, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Leila’s greatest professional passion is the advancement of women's leadership opportunities and the active mentoring of young professionals in the fashion industry.