Morag Pugh new Women in Print QLD Patron
QLM Label Makers sales executive Morag Pugh is the new Queensland Patron for industry association Women in Print, replacing Susan Heaney, who recently stepped down from the role.
“I have been a proud supporter and participant of Women in Print for many years. It is a terrific industry initiative for gender empowerment, cultural engagement and professional development for women. I have received a very warm welcome from the Patrons, and I am excited to join the Board and to be able to represent all the Queensland women across our industry,” said Pugh of her new role, announced at the association’s Queensland Breakfast Series in Brisbane yesterday.
With the announcement of Heaney stepping down from the Patron role earlier this year, Women in Print called out to the broader industry from print to suppliers, agencies, retailers and more. All women working across the direct and indirect landscape of print were welcomed.
“We know how many women make up the fabric of our industry and have input and influence into our industry. Applicants covered the entire suite of our industry, and it was wonderful to see the breadth of the print media landscape represented, ultimately Morag’s experience with the Women in Print community and her strong people and culture skillset proved compelling when the final votes were cast,” said Kellie Northwood, Executive Secretary, Women in Print.
A passionate supporter of Women in Print, Pugh bring sto the Women in Print Board her strong background across people and culture with specialisation in a growing sector of the industry. Pugh has over 15 years’ experience across the labels sector.
Susan Heaney, chair of Women in Print and Media Super, and managing direct of Heaney’s Performers in Print, welcomed the announcement. “We are delighted to welcome Morag to the Board as the Queensland Patron, I have worked with Morag across the Women in Print Queensland community for many years and feel very confident that the local network is in very capable hands.”
The Women in Print Board now includes an impressive line-up with Pugh’s addition; Sandy Aspinall, Creative Juices SA, Deputy Chair and SA Patron, Lisa Blachut, Advance Press and WA Patron, Debbie Burgess, Bright Print Group, NSW Patron, Stephanie Gaddin, Rocking Rose and treasurer, Susan Heaney, Heaney’s Performers in Print and chair, Rita Karagiannis, IVE Group and VIC Patron and Kellie Northwood, TRMC/PVCA, executive secretary.
“There is no doubt, Susan, after founding Women in Print and serving the industry across this great initiative for seventeen years, is handing over a lot of history, however Susan will remain our Chair which will greatly assist in the custodianship of Susan’s vision supported with her leadership to continue our journey from a strong position today to carry on her mission as founder of Women in Print,” added Northwood.
The final Breakfast Series continues with the Sydney event now sold out. There are a few tickets available for the events in Adelaide on 10 May and Perth on 11 May.
Tickets can be purchased at www.womeninprint.com.au