Danicia Quinlan has more than 20 years of management, communications, marketing and leadership experience. She spent more than a decade in senior advisory positions with BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Woodside Energy Ltd and the City of Westminster in the UK. Ms Quinlan joined the Hunter team as agency director, following two years at the helm of Perth’s leading Fashion Festival. As executive director for the Fashion Council WA, her role was to strengthen the fashion sector in WA, to ensure its financial viability, and set the strategic direction in all its programs that advocate, nurture and celebrate the industry. Ms Quinlan founded Q & A, a management consulting and research services company, which was subsequently acquired by Coffey Environments. She stayed on as a company principal, responsible for social research and performance models across Coffey Environment’s international impact assessment team. Ms Quinlan is a 2004 Business News 40Under40 Award recipient and a former Foundation for Young Australians Youth Leaders Delegate. She has received numerous national and State awards for her projects and programs including Prime Ministers Award for Business and Community Partnerships.