Head of Art and M&C Saatchi
Niccola has over thirteen years’ experience working in advertising across direct, digital, print, design and TV. She loves creating big ideas that work hard and produce great results for clients. She currently works as a Head of Art at M&C Saatchi. She is a National AWARD School Chair for 2016, and has recently championed a networking and mentoring program for female creatives called The Power of Ten. Niccola spends her spare hours writing, taking photographs and creating sculptural works.
Principal, Studio Prineas
Eva-Marie Prineas founded Architect Prineas in 2004. Her early career began at Clive Lucas Stapleton & Partners, where an exposure to Heritage Conservation areas set the foundation to Architect Prineas’ philosophy on adapting and understanding places that are already special. Over the past 10 years her practice has had a broad range of experience working on alterations and additions, single residences, interiors as well multi residential projects, exploring all aspects of contemporary living. Outside of practising architecture, Eva-Marie is frequently involved with the industry. She was one of the founders of DARCH – the Australian Institute of Architects group for emerging architects is also an examiner for the architects registration exam at the NSW Board of Architects.
Nga Chu, known to everyone as Nahji or Miss Chu and to those who get in her way, as ‘The Queen of Rice Paper Rolls’ is the Founder and former CEO and Creative Director of misschu. Born in Luang Prahbang, Laos, in 1970, Nahji and her family escaped the Pathet Laos Regime in 1975. A talented filmmaker, she produced a charcoal animation telling her story and that of many other Vietnamese refugees. These skills and her political voice formed part of the brand. Nahji is a refugee Ambassador of Australia and is currently working on her new food concept called Chu’s Just Add Water.