- Women of Wool

2018 Women of Wool Guest Speakers

We are very excited to announce our 2018 guest speakers who will be joining us for this year's Women of Wool Luncheon.

Join Former Vogue Australia Editor-in-Chief Nancy Pilcher along with Sportscraft and SABA GM of Product, Elisha Hopkinson and Head of Development, Naomi Vestnes for a winter fashion show and talk about why they love working with wool and their personal history with Australia's premium, natural fibre.

Nancy Pilcher
Icon of Australian Fashion

Nancy Pilcher has spent more than 40 years as an icon of Australian fashion. The former VOGUE Australia Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Director of Cond Nast Asia-Pacific has been an international ambassador for Australian fashion and culture.

Elisha Hopkinson
General Manager of Product at APG & Co.

With a degree in Business (Marketing) and a career in both Australia and New York, Elisha's experience has crossed buying, wholesale, marketing and brand strategy for Sass and Bide, Club Monaco and Rebecca Minkoff.

Naomi Vestnes
Head of Development at APG & Co. Designer at Sportscraft / SABA

Naomi is the Head of Development at APG & Co - responsible for apparel development across the APG & Co brand portfolio; Sportscraft, SABA and JAG. Growing up in Norway and studying Fashion at UCA in the UK, Naomi has over 15 years' experience in the fashion industry across design, strategic sourcing, development and supply chain.

MC - Alexandra Gartmann
CEO of our valued sponsor, Rural Bank

CEO of the only fully Australian owned agribusiness bank, Rural Bank, Ms Gartmann is Chair of the CSIRO Agriculture Flagship Advisory Council, a member of the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership, the Victorian Agriculture Advisory Council, the Crawford Fund and the La Trobe University Bendigo Regional Advisory Board.

The Women of Wool event is proudly sponsored by Rural Bank