Executive Director
Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA)

TFIA is the peak industry representative body of Australia’s textile, clothing, footwear and fashion industries. Membership is open to all companies engaged in the manufacture or design of textile, clothing and footwear products in Australia. The Council has three divisions – Clothing, Textile and the Australian Fashion Council.

Passion and expertise
In 1991, Jo-Ann commenced her career in the textile and clothing industry with the foundation of a fashion boutique in country NSW. Since that time she has held a range of positions in the industry – business owner, consultant, pre-production manager, fashion designer and educator. These roles have been executed with a strong focus on improving the industry and with an emphasis on innovation and enhanced design and quality standards in manufacturing processes.

Key projects
Over the years Jo-Ann’s work has embraced an interesting range of projects, some are:
– TFIA, Industrial Relations Victoria, TCF Union, initiative to retrain local outworkers
– Suitsu Pty Ltd, Digital integrated design project automating garment development
– Launch of Size Aus project and Australia wide research into clothing size standard
– International study tour 2007 of leading fashion bodies in USA, Europe, UK