About Us / The Team
Chief Executive Officer
Graeme has led the Festival and its world-class team since his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2011.
After graduating from his Bachelor of Arts Degree at RMIT University he was awarded ‘Australian Young Designer of The Year’ by Woolmark, which was followed by over a decade of working with leading fashion brands, retailers and marketing agencies in Europe.
Returning to Australia in 1997, he was involved in the development of ‘Australian Fashion Week’ in Sydney and subsequently joined the global team at IMG as a Senior Executive for the Asia Pacific region and was instrumental in the establishment of a range of events including ‘Singapore Fashion Festival’ and ‘Hong Kong Luxury Week’.
Graeme contributes to a number of initiatives that enhance the growth and development of Australian creative talent. He sits on the ‘Creative State Advisory Board’, chaired by the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley to help oversee the delivery of Victoria’s first creative industries strategy.
He is also a member of the ‘Industry Advisory Group’ for RMIT University’s School of Fashion, is a resident judge for the annual ‘National Designer Award presented by David Jones’, the ‘National Graduate Showcase presented by Target’ and the annual ‘Australian Fashion Laureate’.
Business Operations Executive / Executive Assistant
Programming & Operations
Arts & Ideas Programmer
Marketing & Communications
Marketing & Communications Manager
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Partnerships & Business Development
Head of Sales and Marketing
Business Development Manager
Business Development Executive
Finance & Accounts