Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / AWI Chairman welcomes Brenda McGahan
AWI Chairman welcomes Brenda McGahan
Feb '09
The Chairman of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) Wal Merriman has announced that the former head of the Woolmark Company Brenda McGahan has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of AWI.

The appointment which takes effect from next Monday heralds the return to the wool industry for Ms McGahan after an almost two year absence.

Mr Merriman said he was delighted that AWI had been able to secure Ms McGahan's services.

“I am happy to welcome Brenda back into the fold,” Mr Merriman said.

“She is a passionate advocate for the wool industry and the Board of AWI is 100% committed to her appointment.”

Ms McGahan's appointment followed an extensive recruitment and selection process.

“It's a tribute to Brenda that she was selected from an impressive array of candidates for this position,” Mr Merriman said.

Ms McGahan said she was very proud to be returning to the wool industry to take the helm of AWI.

“AWI is going through a major transition and is facing multiple challenges making it a privilege to help the Board during these difficult times.

“I look forward to leading the team at AWI and working with the Board to improve the future for wool globally.

Prior to joining the wool industry, Ms McGahan had an impressive track record working with retailers in Australia and overseas.

Australian Wool Innovation

Must ReadView All

'Requirement of polyester filament yarn is increasing'

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2018

'Requirement of polyester filament yarn is increasing'

The requirement of polyester filament yarn (PFY) is increasing as it...

Courtesy: SAC

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2018

SAC to release pilot of Higg Facility Social Labour Module

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) will release this year a...

Courtesy: Tim Savage from Pexels

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2018

Da Lat begins construction of $50mn wool yarn factory

Da Lat Worsted Spinning Limited Company has begun construction of a...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search