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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SARAH STAVROW

Ms Stavrow is an accomplished Company Director with a transformative vision and a history of successful acquisitions and leadership.

A visionary leader dedicated to shaping the future of education and empowering students for success in the dynamic world of fashion, creative arts and technology.

Director of Operations + Compliance

POPPY
WHATELY

With diverse roles spanning arts, media, communication, and education across various sectors, Poppy's professional journey has been enriched with invaluable experiences in project management, senior leadership, public relations, crisis management, change management, and governance. Poppy approaches her work with a blend of enthusiasm and curiosity, and welcomes challenges as opportunities for growth and development.

Director of Education

UNICORN

ABBEY
DANSON

Creative and highly driven professional with over 12 years of experience and expertise in the fashion industry, specialising in education and course development. Passionate about inspiring and guiding the next generation of fashion professionals and always on the lookout for innovative approaches to challenge the boundaries of traditional education models.

Indepdet Member, Chair of Board of Directors

Paul

O'Connor

Mr Paul O'Connor is an experienced senior executive and non-executive director. He is an Australian qualified lawyer, holding a Bachelor of Laws from QUT and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.  He also holds the CEO Certificate from the Singapore Institute of Management. Mr O'Connor is currently finalising a Master's degree in corporate governance from the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship within Swinburne University. He has extensive governance experience, having served on more than 20 boards and committees including across the higher education sector. He has also served in chief executive and governance roles for a Commonwealth Government authority (Comcare).  Mr O'Connor is currently an independent non-executive director and chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of AIBI Higher Education; an independent member of the Higher Education Committee of the Australian Guild of Music; and an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Municipal Association of Victoria.

Man with Blue Polo Shirt

This self-paced Diploma course allows you the flexibility to upskill in the Digital and Social Media industries on your own terms. Mentored by industry leaders across fashion, entertainment, sports and interiors. The Diploma of Digital and Social Media Marketing pairs creativity and design with marketing strategy and written communications.

+ 18 MONTHS (SELF-PACED)

+ 8 UNITS

+ FASHION ELECTIVES

+ ONLINE

+ 100% FEE-HELP APPROVED

Our Bachelor of Communications and Media has been designed to equip students with skills across Marketing, Communications, Branding, Styling, Content Creation, Copywriting and Social and Digital Media Strategy This course will set you up for an enriched and creative career in your chosen Industry.

+ 2 YEARS (FAST-TRACKED)

+ 24 UNITS

+ FASHION ELECTIVES

+ UNLIMITED WORK EXPERIENCE

+ ON-CAMPUS OR ONLINE

+ 100% FEE-HELP APPROVED

We invite industry game-changers, trendsetters, and pioneers to share their insights and experiences and Inspire and shape the next generation of the fashion industry. 

 

At The Fashion Institute we celebrate art, design, business, influence and innovation and are always on the lookout for influential Guest Speakers.

 

if you would like to be part of our prestigious Guest Speaker lineup and add your unique voice to our dynamic fashion community then we would love to hear from you!

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