The 2016 sunSCHine Committee
Nikki Dunlop is the Founder and Chair of SUNSCHINE. Nikki is the mother of 2 girls Pia 13, and Mimi 11, and has been a guest speaker for The Sydney Children’s Hospital for 10 years. Fundraising for The Sydney Children’s Hospital has been a primary focus for Nikki after her eldest daughter Pia suffered a major cardiac arrest in 2005 and is now treated for a lifelong heart condition.
Nikki is as an interior decorator, styling and decorating homes in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and Northern Beaches for nearly 10 years, and is currently completing her Diploma of Interior Design at ISCD (International School of Colour and Design).
Sarah is a Director of MPA, Australia’s leading interior fitout and refurbishment company. Her executive role in client relations, marketing and business development sees her as one of the most influential women in the property industry. She is well known for her abilities in achieving leading outcomes through diversified teams and her extensive professional networks.
Sarah is also the NSW President of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), a role she has held for the past 3 years. Over 3,000 people attend NSW NAWIC events annually with the NSW NAWIC Awards night being the largest attended property industry awards event in Australia.
She has two young children with her daughter having experienced the professionalism and care of Sydney Children’s Hospital on a number of occasions.
This will be Sarah’s first year as a member of the sunSCHine Committee. It follows MPA’s successful sponsorship of the 2015 sunSCHine Dinner. Sarah is deeply committed to the wellbeing and potential of young children through all facets of her life and her involvement with sunSCHine allows her to make a tangible and profound contribution. She recently completed the SMH Half Marathon as a seeded runner raising funds for Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Jaz is an experienced financial markets specialist having spent a career in investment banking working with Barclays Capital in London and Deutsche Bank in Sydney.
Jaz is the mother of three amazing daughters ages 10, 8 and 6. She is a passionate philanthropist and active member of her community, having most recently served as Vice President of the Parents’ Association at the Sydney girls school, Ascham.
She is thrilled to be supporting the SunSCHine Committee’s incredibly worthy efforts to raise funds for targeted programs within the Sydney Children’s Hospital, which is a cause close to her heart. She has experienced the incredible dedication of the Sydney Children’s Hospital after a medical emergency with one of her children.
Jaz graduated from UTS with a Bachelors Degree in Business.
- Shelley Sullivan
- Alice Clegg
- Sophie Falkiner
- Phoebe Malouf
- Sally Obermeder
- Marnie Skillings
Business innovator, beauty insider, connector of the dots, and supporter of successful women everywhere, Bahar Etminan is an ideas woman. She likes small ideas, she loves big wild ideas and she assembles the right line-up of talent to make them happen.
In past lives Bahar has been a CEO (of cosmetics industry powerhouse Brandmakers), the general manager of luxury importer BMI (where she reigned over the luxury timepieces division and labels like Gucci, Hugo Boss, Bell & Ross, Fendi, Swiss Army and Movado) and the youngest ever brand general manager at Bobbi Brown and Origins in Australia for Estee Lauder Group.
Then, she launched Australia’s first distributor owned beauty e-tailer, rescu.com.au. That was 2005. Since then, Rescu has evolved into a pure publishing powerhouse, putting expertise from the best minds in beauty, lifestyle, fashion, wellbeing, career and finance at your fingertips. In November 2015, Bahar’s first book was published by Harlequin Mira- RESCU Me! The Makeover Guide for a life more fabulous.
After a successful international career as a singer, model and TV presenter, Nicky Love Joye returned to Sydney to establish her family and support its asset management business, Coolabah Capital Investments. A long struggle with IVF ensued following which Nicky and her husband were able to bring their one and only child into this world. She resolved thereafter to commit herself to supporting children’s charities, and SunCHine has been the perfect forum to deliver desperately needed financial aid to young Australians suffering from serious illness.
While continuing to support her family’s asset management business as an executive coordinator and director of its largest shareholder, Nicky has also been involved in the establishment of other pioneering philanthropic programs, including financial awards for Australia’s leading mathematics, finance, and economics students and a new charity, called the Wanderers Education Program, that has raised $1.5 million to fund educational scholarships for members of Australia’s elite counter-terrorist military unit, the Special Air Service Regiment.
Alexandra Smart is the Co-founder and Managing Director of GINGER & SMART.
Founded in 2002, the inspiration to establish the business came from the desire to combine family talent to build a strong fashion-lifestyle brand. With Alexandra’s creative business background as an editor and publisher for high-quality lifestyle magazines, combined with her sister Genevieve’s years spent at the design helm of some of Australia’s most successful fashion businesses, their united industry knowledge covers every possibility for a successful and exciting fashion brand.
Alexandra is the proud mother of three children and is honored to contribute to the Sunschine committee and is a proud supported of the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
As well as recently joining the Sunschine committee, Alexandra sits on the Contemporary Collectors Benefactors Committee (CCB) at the AGNSW, and is a mentor with the AGSM/UNSW Alumni Leader Mentor program.
TORSTAR’s founder and chief executive – has built her own brand on the strength of the ambitions she has applied to those brands in her charge.
On global ambitions, Ms Archbold doesn’t just talk the talk. She has built a formidable reputation around her extraordinary brand success stories partnering with brands including Nespresso, Mercedes Benz, Shopbop, Seafolly, Grazia and Sephora.com.au, helping to shape them as globally recognised lifestyle leaders in the process.
Additionally, Tory is passionate about sharing her learnings and knowledge to mentor young women. She regularly contributes to industry forums, discussions and is a committee member of sunSCHine supporting the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
I have been styling and planning events for the past decade – offering turn key services from styling and planning to on the day coordination. My skill sets include creating all my own floral art, catering, food styling, pr launches, visual merchandising and so on - I would consider myself a ‘compulsive creative’ - having done beautiful events for clients such as ‘Jackie O’ – “Kiss fm’ through to managing and planning the EQ ‘Food truck Jam” with a turn out of over 50 thousand attendants. My portfolio includes planning charity events with Pink Hope - at “Kirriblilli house” - I am able to interpret all nature of event briefs and styles. Having been in the event space for some time I have excellent supplier relationships - which I am fortunate to have after many years! With a keen eye for trending creative style I am able to take spaces and turn them into ‘beautiful works of art’ - my events have been featured on the ‘Daily Mail’ and numerous publications.
Debbie is a mother of 2 young children and is passionate about community relations and philanthropy, particularly children’s causes. Like so many parents, Debbie has witnessed first hand the incredible work of The Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Graduating with honours in Arts/Law from the University of New South Wales, Debbie worked at the prestigious law firm Freehills for 5 years before moving in-house to become Legal Counsel for AccorHotels, one of the world’s largest hotel companies.
Debbie left the legal profession to pursue other interests when she and her husband relocated to Europe in 2009. It was during this time that Debbie met Mia, a gorgeous little girl who would later be diagnosed with a rare terminal condition known as Batten Disease.
Knowing Mia would lose her ability to walk, talk and see whilst Debbie’s own children were achieving their developmental milestones, had a profound impact and motivated her to raise awareness and much needed funds for children’s causes.
Having previously been a proud Patron of SunSCHine, Debbie is thrilled to be a member of this remarkable committee.
Thank you to Mark Morrfew Photography for these beautiful portrait shots