Morag Pugh named as Women in Print QLD Patron

Women in Print has appointed QLM Label Makers’ Morag Pugh as the new Queensland Patron for 2022.The announcement was made at today’s Women in Print Breakfast Series in Brisbane.

With the announcement of Susan Heaney from Heaney’s Performers in Print 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,” Women in Print executive secretary Kellie Northwood said.

A passionate supporter of Women in Print, Pugh brings to 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.

“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,” Pugh said.

Heaney, who is also the chair of Women in Print and Media Super, welcomed Pugh to the role.

“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,” she said.

With Pugh’s addition, the Women in Print board now includes; Sandy Aspinall as the deputy chair and SA Patron, Lisa Blachut as the WA Patron, Debbie Burgess as the NSW Patron, Stephanie Gaddin as the treasurer, Susan Heaney as chair, Rita Karagiannis as the VIC Patron and Kellie Northwood as the 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,” Northwood added.

The Breakfast Series continues in other states in the coming days, with the Sydney event in 12 May now sold out.

Melbourne (6 May) has a few tickets available, while Adelaide (10 May) and Perth (11 May) will run next week. To purchase tickets click here.

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