Our World

Any community has its own custodians, influencers, social order and language. The luxury, fashion and creative circles are particularly acute in this regard. Over the past 15 years, we have been fortunate to develop enduring relationships with those at the vanguard of creativity and innovation. Those that have contributed, influenced and changed the face of fashion, performing arts, architecture and design around the world. They are our creative and intellectual custodians and we deeply respect their trust, support and partnership.

Our Family

David McAllister

Artistic Director,
The Australian Ballet.

A graduate of The Australian Ballet School, Perth-born David McAllister began his training with Evelyn Hodgkinson and joined The Australian Ballet in 1983. He was promoted to Senior Artist in 1986
and to Principal Artist in January 1989. During his career, David performed a wide variety of Principal roles from the major classical repertoire including Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, La Fille mal gardée and Don Quixote.
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Patrick McIntyre

General Manager,
Sydney Theatre Company.

Patrick McIntyre graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Communications). For twenty years, he has worked extensively across the Australian arts scene in managerial, marketing and business development roles. As General Manager of Sydney Theatre Company, he works with the Board of directors and Artistic Directors Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton in leading and developing one of the world's busiest theatre organisations.
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Alexander Briger

Artistic Director & Chief Conductor,
Australian World Orchestra

Alexander studied in Sydney and Munich and won 1st prize at the International Competition for Conductors in the Czech Republic in 1993. He later worked closely with Sir Charles Mackerras and Pierre Boulez and made his debut with Opera Australia in 1998 conducting Jenufa.
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Gabrielle Thompson

Managing Director,
Australian World Orchestra.

Gabrielle began her career in the Theatre with the Stables and Nimrod Theatres and then took the unusual step and diverted to a career in international banking. She worked for many years with both foreign and local banks - Citibank, ANZ and Credit Suisse where she honed marketing and skills dealing with Governments and the corporate sector sat on the Board of the Inrterntaional Chamber of Commerce and represented Australia at forums in Istanbul, H
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John Wardle

Principal,
John Wardle Architects.

John Wardle established his architectural practice in Melbourne and has led the growth of the practice from working on small domestic dwellings to university buildings, museums and large commercial offices. John has an international reputation as a design architect and has developed a design process that builds upon ideas that evolve from a site's topography, landscape, history and context and a client's particular aspirations and values.
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Phillip Adams

Artistic Director,
Phillip Adams Balletlab.

Phillip Adams is the founder and Artistic Director of BalletLab, forming the company upon his return home from New York in 1998. Phillip is a graduate of the Victorian College
of the Arts and his performing arts background spans a 25 year career in contemporary dance. Phillip lived and worked in New York for a decade after being awarded the ANZ International Fellowship Award in 1988.
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Susan M. Renouf

Director,
Renouf & Associates.

Susan Renouf is a strategic management consultant, specialising in the fashion industry, arts and arts events, and retailing. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of RMIT University, in Fashion & Textiles,
and chairs the Industry Advisory Group for the school, acting as an expert advisor on industry matters.
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Robert Buckingham

Principal,
Mr Buckingham.

Robert Buckingham established his exclusive marketing, networking and project management consultancy, Mr Buckingham, in 2006. Mr Buckingham specialises in connecting commerce and creativity through brand diplomacy, business planning, marketing, event direction and strategic collaborations.
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Toni Maticevski

Principal,
Toni Maticevski.

With his signature manipulation
of traditional fashion silhouettes
and use of beautiful materials, Toni Maticevski's collections mark a desirable move from conventional fashion. Challenging the traditional view of Haute Couture, season after season, Maticevski's sensibility, hidden in the forms and fabrics
he uses, tap into our contemporary surroundings and everyday life
as inspiration.
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Susan Dimasi

Creative Director,
MATERIALBYPRODUCT.

Susan Dimasi established MATERIALBYPRODUCT in 2004 with the big vision of creating the Luxury Goods House that will define the 21st Century. The past eight years have been dedicated to innovating the signature systematic techniques for Marking, Cutting & Joining cloth that craft an unmistakable brand cladding.
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Trish Nicol

Principal,
Trish Nicol Agency.

Trish Nicol is the principal of Trish Nicol Agency, a luxury PR agency and event management company based in Sydney, Australia. Highly regarded by clients and media alike, Trish has worked with some of the worlds most enviable brands including Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Toni Maticevski and Hugo Boss to name only a few.
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