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NFP Boards - Perth Advisory Board

In a first for the Perth Fashion Festival an inaugural Advisory Board has been formed. The 2005 Festival, to be held in September, will have more substantial backing to fund the growth and support the fashion industry in Western Australia. Perth Fashion Festival Advisory Board BOARD Peter Nattrass Paul Bowen Peter Stevens Sally Vinar Howard Read Sonia Mackay Kerry Davenport Joe Zito Stephanie Quinlan Ruth Tarvydas Maria Short Bridget Robertson Assisting Festival management, the Advisory Board will further develop the event by encouraging future business, community and government support, constitute a five-year strategic plan and introduce charity strategies for festival fundraising initiatives. The board will meet on a monthly basis commencing in March, and is based on similar boards that have been established for Mercedes Australian Fashion Week and the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Invitations to a number of additional key industry players are still to be confirmed. A recent study has found a continued increase in both the size and profitability of Western Australia’s fashion industry with the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealing that the clothing-manufacturing sector provides a significant economic contribution to WA, employing more than 2,200 people with an annual turnover of $74 million.

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