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TFIA appoints first female board member
Nov '11
At its AGM on Tuesday 15 November, members of the Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia P/L (TFIA) appointed four new directors to the TFIA Board.

Associate Professor Karen Webster, RMIT University is the first female director of TFIA. She has been appointed as Chair of the Australian Fashion Council, a division of the TFIA.

Karen said;
“I am looking forward to creating exciting opportunities for the Australian fashion industry. The Australian Fashion Council is the body to support them and under the umbrella of the TFIA the prospects look boundless for an exciting program ahead.”

Other directors elected at the meeting include Sandip Ranjan COO Bruck Textiles, David Giles-Kaye, GM Parsons Logistik and John Condilis MD Nobody Jeans.

TFIA President Michel Abeysekera in welcoming the new appointments said;
“We have an ambitious growth strategy for the association and we are looking forward to hearing about the ideas the new directors will bring to the Board. TFIA has a long tradition of serving the TCF industry through the generous and voluntary contribution of its members. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the retiring directors for their dedication.”

At the meeting three directors retired, including Brian Rush who was awarded life membership of the TFIA for his long and dedicated service to the industry. Brian will continue to serve on the FIA Executive.

The TFIA Board now includes;
Michel Abeysekera, LM Australasia Pty Ltd (TFIA President)
John Condilis, Nobody Jeans Pty Ltd
Joe De Petro, Defab Pty Ltd
Yaron Flicker, Flickers Pty Ltd (Treasurer)
David Giles-Kaye, Parsons Logistik Pty Ltd
Jim Liaskos, United Bonded Fabrics Pty Ltd
Sandip Ranjan, Bruck Textiles Pty Ltd
Karen Webster, RMIT University (AFC Chairperson)

Council of Textiles and Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA) is the peak Australian TCF industry body. It is a member driven non-profit association that was first established in the 1940s to provide an umbrella organisation with a focal point for a number of sector specific associations. Today the TFIA represents the whole TCF industry and provides effective and influential representation to Government on TCF issues such as industry, trade, environment, education and training.

Council of Textiles and Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA)

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