The BoardBoard of Directors

The Board comprises a President, Vice President, Treasurer and a maximum of six other directors, with one third of the board retiring each year. Board meetings are held at least four times a year.

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Richard Hogan

President

Richard Hogan is the Owner and Director of Duomo Fine Florentine Stationery and has been working in the gift and homewares industry for over 7 years. Prior to purchasing Duomo with his partner Tom in January 2009, Richard worked in the retail industry managing a family bookshop for over 15 years.

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Mike Warner

Vice-President

Mike Warner is the Managing Director of Keldan International. Since its establishment in 1999, Keldan International has grown into a market leader exporting wildlife themed gifts to Europe, Asia, North and South America and New Zealand. 

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Nigel Kirby

Treasurer

Nigel Kirby is the Co-Owner of Science and Nature Pty Ltd, a small family enterprise which manufactures and distributes educational toys and souvenir products throughout Australia and New Zealand and Europe. Nigel has served on the board since 2009 including 4 years as President.

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Claudine Zuker

Director

Claudine Zuker is the Owner of plate display specialists Safe ‘N Sure and is also the Co-Founder of book importer and distributor, Beaglier Books. With a long history in the gift industry, Claudine travels extensively to find new and unique products.

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Dean Osmond

Director

Dean Osmond is the Managing Director of family company, Baden P. Morris Pty Ltd (BPM Lifestyle). Since joining the business in 1980. BPM has expanded and now operates in New Zealand and the UK with loyal customers globally.

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Patricia Guest

Director

Patricia Guest is the founding Director of Madras Link, an import and wholesale business supplying a wide range of home textiles, accessories and gifts to the Australian and New Zealand market. Working in the industry for 29 years, of Pat has a strong interest in the challenges and opportunities the evolving industry presents. 

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Rowen Bavinton

Director

Rowen Bavinton is the Sole Director at Boyle Industries Pty Ltd. Since beginning his career in the retail industry in the 1980’s, Rowen has gained extensive experience in all aspects of the retail and wholesale industry. Boyle Industries exhibited at the very first AGHA Gift Fair and has exhibited at every one since.

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Tim Gillespie

Director

Tim Gillespie is the Managing Director of homewares brand Ashdene, which exports to over 25 countries across the globe. Tim has extensive experience in designing homewares ranges and commissioning their bespoke manufacture, contributing to the industry for 26 years.

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Tracey Swensen

Director

Tracey Swensen is the Co-Owner of SteadySticks Pty Ltd, home to the RetroKitchen, KidsKitchen and SteadySticks brands. Established in 2011, Tracey works with her husband to run a business designing, manufacturing, importing and wholesaling kitchen and homewares.