Colette Garnsey

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  • Region Australia, Final Judging Panel
  • Participation 2013/14, 2016/17, 2018/19

Chairman, Australian Wool Innovation

Colette has 39 years of retail, wholesale, distribution and marketing experience with Australia’s top brands in multiple geographies. Currently she is a Non Executive Director for Flight Centre Travel Group, Seven West Media and until recently was a Trade, Tourism and Investment Policy Advisory Council advisor to the Federal Government. Previously Ms Garnsey was executive director at Premier Investment’s The Just Group, and in senior executive positions at David Jones and Pacific Brands.

She has had more than 30 years’ experience in department stores and has dealt with globally successful brands and designers bringing many to Australia. Ms Garnsey has also been Advisory Board member of CSIRO 1997-2001; Advisory Board member Australian Government Innovation Council 2010-2012, Director Australian Fashion Week 1998-2009 and Judge Veuve Clicquot Business Women of the Year 2008-2014.