|Position//||CEO of Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA)|
What’s your current position? How long have you been in this position?
I’m the CEO of the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA). I’ve been in the role for two months (as at 7 August).
If you could do any job what would it be?
My dream job would be to trial and review luxury hotels around the world.
Tell me about someone who has influenced your career?
That would have to be my husband. He has been part of every career decision I’ve made, celebrated or cried about since I was 17. He also retired at 38 to look after our children, therefore subtly influencing the necessity that I continue to have a career.
Do you have a work/life balance?
Balance is just too lofty a notion for me. I can’t even master yoga. I’m more of a juggler. I try to keep work, home, kids, me, friends, hubby, school all in continuous motion hoping to provide entertainment and laughter along the way.
What is your favourite Magazine?
I’m a sucker for food porn. I’m not picky either, I adore all food magazines: Gourmet Traveller, Delicious, Feast…even the Coles Magazine has a special role in my life as I find therapy in cooking.
What’s the last campaign you did with magazines?
Most of the campaigns I did with magazines were when I worked on Automotive clients in the days of the glorious chromalin proofs. However, I would love to have worked on that Armani underwear campaign with David Beckham.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
My gut reaction is to say seat 1A on QF1 – First Class to anywhere… but having only recently returned to Sydney from a long stint in the UK, the truth is I’m loving being home.
If you were on the cover of a magazine, which one?
My kids think I’m famous when they see my name in an industry trade journal, they’d wet their pants if Mummy was on the front cover of a magazine! It wouldn’t matter if it was Rolling Stone or the Moshi Monsters Magazine. Lottery Winners Magazine would be nice.
If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?