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Dunedin Fashion Week chairwoman Susie Staley wins accolade
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Sep '13
iD Dunedin Fashion Week chair Susie Staley has been named a finalist in the inaugural Women of Influence Awards Board and Management category for her outstanding contribution to many of New Zealand’s top company boards.

The Dunedin-based lawyer – who has held numerous directorships and chair positions, including Tower, Maritime New Zealand and PGG Wrightson – has been the voluntary committee chair of the non-profit incorporated society, iD Dunedin Fashion Week Inc, since 2000. Described by colleagues as an influential and passionate leader, Ms Staley has helped create a sustainable professional event that the city of Dunedin can be proud of.

Despite a global recession, earthquakes and constant funding challenges, Ms Staley has helped propel iD into its 15th Anniversary next year – March 30-April 6 2014 – creating sell-out events year on year, which captivate crowds, attract international media exposure (estimated at millions of dollars), and boosts the economy for the city (estimated at $1.86 million).

As the only Dunedin finalist chosen in the Board and Management category, Ms Staley says she is “extremely honoured” to be chosen as a finalist.

“It is a real privilege to be a finalist alongside such high profile competition. As a true-blue Dunedinite, I’m proud to help raise the profile of Dunedin further showing that the sphere of women’s influence extends down to the South too. We’ve got some very talented and clever women – and men – down here doing some exceptional things. Being named as a finalist shows that the rest of the country acknowledges and celebrates the work we do in Dunedin.”

Judges were impressed by the high calibre entries received in the inaugural awards created by Westpac New Zealand and Fairfax Media – which made choosing the 50 finalists across the five categories – Board and Management, Local/Regional, Innovation/Science, Community/Social, and Business/Entrepreneur – difficult.

Alongside Ms Staley, the other finalists in her category are 2012 Dairy Woman of the Year, Barbara Kuriger; Chairman of the Federation of Maori Authorities Traci Houpapa; Therese Walsh, the head of New Zealand’s 2015 Cricket World Cup operation; Gravida Chair Alison Paterson; Porter Novelli Managing Director Jane Sweeney; New Zealand Treasury Deputy Chief Executive Vicky Robertson; ecelearn CE Selena Fox; Richardson Management’s Jeanette Richardson; and Justine Smyth, board director of Telecom and Auckland International Airport.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner held in Auckland on October 23.

iD Dunedin Fashion Week


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