THE AUSTRALIAN FASHION FILM AWARDS JURY MEMBERS
The AFFA 2016 Jury Panel
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer for The Recording Academy, Greene is responsible for stewarding Music’s Biggest Brand – the GRAMMY. Through sound business leadership, he has transformed organizational strategy, identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities, both domestic and International. Further, he has incorporated a brand-driven narrative across the company, re-focusing a traditional, not-for-profit trade organization to become a dynamic, global business force. Greene’s strategic efforts have led to the GRAMMYs’ expanded global audience, extended brand reach and consistency, strengthened presence throughout the year, dynamic, world-class marketing partnerships and exponentially increased revenue. With extensive experience in marketing strategy, brand building, advertising and corporate identity, Greene has been developing innovative solutions for many years, and intends to ensure that The Recording Academy and the GRAMMYs remain at the forefront today, tomorrow and well into the future.
Under Greene’s leadership, The Recording Academy has re-positioned the GRAMMY brand, shifted communication strategy across the organization, increased yearly marketing-based revenue more than 500%, established a worldwide licensing program, created GRAMMY-branded LIVE concert events, launched a dynamic, leading-edge social media division and earned numerous industry awards, including Clio, Reggie, PRO and Webby Awards.
Paramount Pictures Australia
Cate has over 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry working with across Music and Theatrical Distribution in various positions of responsibility incorporating a vast skillset across Advertising, Digital, Social, Publicity, Promotions and Creative.
Cate currently holds the position of Marketing Director at Paramount Pictures Australia where she is responsible for developing innovative marketing strategies for the Australian marketplace across films from around the world and has been involved in the successful marketing strategies of local releases including Tomorrow When The War Began, Beneath Hil 60, and Charlie and Boots.
Cate has also been an avid supporter of the emerging screen sector having sat on the Board of Directors for Metro Screen and is now currently an active Committee member for the Natalie Miler Fellowship which encourages excellence for women in the screen sector.
Standing at the center of a revolution in marketing that blurs the line between advertising and entertainment, Michael has created high-impact omnichannel campaigns for some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Victoria’s Secret, PlayStation, and Beats by Dr. Dre. As a creative leader, Michael is relentlessly consumer-focused, with an exceptional track record of building intense brand loyalty and driving explosive business results.
Harper's Bazaar, ELLE and Cosmo
Marina Go is the General Manager of Hearst and Publisher of the Young Women’s group at Bauer Media, Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders (Ventura, 2016). She was previously CEO of Private Media and founder of the career women’s website Women’s Agenda. Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry, having started her career as a journalist. She was appointed Editor of Dolly magazine at the age of 23, before spending the next decade editing and directing a number of leading women’s magazines, including Australian Good Taste, ELLE, Sunday Life.
She crossed to the business side of the media industry 15 years ago, holding leadership roles at Fairfax and Pacific, before making the move to digital in 2008, where she published, launched and relaunched news, lifestyle and business websites including Crikey, The Mandarin, Smart Company, The Knot and Primped. She is a non-executive director of digital startups Daily Siren and Stylematch, and also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Walkley Foundation, The Australian Republican Movement, The Remarkables Group and Women’s Agenda.
She is a former director of Netball Australia, Odyssey House, Sydney Symphony Vanguard and The Apparel Group. She lectures on digital media at the University of Technology, Sydney, is a Mentor with the Women In Media and NRL Women programs and a UNSW Alumni Leader. She has an MBA from The Australian Graduate School of Management, a BA (Mass Communications) from Macquarie University and is a member of the AICD. She is a mother of two young men and passionate about diversity and equality.
International Fashion Blogger
Negin Mirsalehi is an international blogger with Persian roots based in Amsterdam. She inspires her 3.1 million Instagram-followers on a daily basis with unique and creative content that show her passion for beauty, fashion, travel, and family. Together with her business partner (and boyfriend) Maurits Stibbe she travels the world to exotic locations. Negin received Marie Claire’s Prix de la Mode for “Best New Media Talent” and Stylight’s “Most Promising Fashion Blog” award. She has collaborated with luxury brands such as Chopard, Cartier, Chloe, Elie Saab, Dior, Philosophy and many more. Negin has been featured on multiple online and print publications, including W Magazine, Glamour, Marie Claire, Grazia, Harper’s Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan. Besides being known for her elegant and feminine fashion style, Negin’s hair has gotten much attention too. In November 2015 she launched her own brand named Gisou and its first product: the honey-infused hair oil, with the natural honey from her dad’s own beegarden being the key ingredient.
Facebook: Negin Mirsalehi
International Fashion Journalist
Marion Hume is a fashion editor and ethical strategist based in London. Since 1985, she has written for newspapers and magazines in the US, the UK, Australia, around the world and online.
USA: Hume’s American career began in 1994 with a profile of Vivienne Westwood for Vogue. This lead to a contributing editor’s contract, until 1998, when she joined Harper’s Bazaar. From 2001-2008, she was a contributing editor at TIME Magazine, Style & Design. She has written for Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The New York Observer, Departures, W and wrote the “Letter from London” blog for forbes.com.
UK: Hume has contributed to The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Saturday Telegraph Magazine, The Times, The Observer and The Guardian. UK magazines range from The Gentlewoman to Elle. She writes online for The Business of Fashion. She was fashion editor of The Independent from 1992 to 1995. She was the fashion writer at the FT from 1996-97. Her writing career began when she won the Honey Magazine Young Journalist of the Year competition in 1985.
Australia: In 1997, Hume was named editor of Vogue Australia. In 1998, she joined News Ltd before moving to Fairfax Media Ltd in 2001 for which, in addition to the AFR, she interviews movie and sports stars for Sunday Life Magazine. Since 2006, Hume has been the International Fashion Editor for The Australian Financial Review (AFR). Her in-depth profiles include fashion’s leading creatives and business titans.
Katrina Sedgwick is the Director CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. She has a particular interest in developing multi-platform and hybrid broadcast projects, and has an extensive background as a commissioner, creative producer, arts festival director and performer.
From 2012 – 14 she was Head of Arts for ABC Television and ABC Arts online (abc.net.au/arts), commissioning a diverse range of projects for prime time television and driving a new strategy for Arts across the ABC – TV,Radio, News and Online. From 2002 – 11 she was the founding Director/CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival, and its Investment Fund, supporting Australian features, documentaries, shorts, cross platform and installation works. She was Special Events Producer for the 1998 and 2000 Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Artistic Director for Adelaide Fringe 2002 and Come Out ’99, the Australian Festival for Young People. She is on the Creative State Advisory Board and the board of Back to Back Theatre, and was formerly Chair of the South Australian Youth Arts Board (2003 – 2008), and a Board member of Chunky Move, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and the Art Gallery of SA.
Celebrity Make-Up Artist
Max May is one of Australia’s leading hair & makeup artists – working alongside notable clients such as Rose Byrne, Teresa Palmer, Abbie Cornish, Sarah Murdoch and Lara Bingle, whilst working on the covers & pages of fashion bibles HARPER’S BAZAAR Australia, Singapore and China, OYSTER, RUSSH Magazine, ELLE Japan, GRAZIA Australia, UK and Italy, and TEN Magazine.
Starting off as a Hair Stylist, Max soon moved into working with Makeup due to his long-term love affair with drawing & painting. Taking cues from the techniques used in visual arts, along with the combination of colour palettes, Max soon moved up the ranks in the Beauty & Fashion Industry as the one to watch.
Although self-taught, Max’s intuitive sense of artistry and skill make him one of the most sought-after Australian Makeup artists, working alongside such brands as La Mer, MAC, Becca Cosmetics and L’Oreal.
Contributing Style Editor
Candice Lake is an Australian born photographer, blogger, designer and model who has appeared in campaigns for Ralph Lauren and Versace, catwalked for Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Chanel, photographed editorials for Vogue and Glamour magazine, and collaborated with Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany & Co. She’s been featured in the world’s glossiest magazines, has her own fashion label ‘Candidate by Candice Lake‘, was named on US Vogue’s best dressed list, is TRESemmé’s Global Brand Ambassador and is the Contributing Style Editor at Vogue Australia.
Collaborations: Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Jimmy Choo, Onobieol, Westfield, Blackberry, Ebay, and Tiffany & Co.
Candice has shot editorials for: Vogue Australia, Vogue Brazil, Spanish Vogue & Glamour UK.
Featured in: Vogue US, Italian Vogue, Spanish Vogue, Teen Vogue, Vogue Brazil, Vogue Australia, Vogue Korea, Allure, Marie Claire US, Lucky, Instyle, W, Flare, New york Times, Tatler UK, Glamour UK, French Glamour and German Glamour.