Leila Naja Hibri to leave Australian Fashion Council CEO role

(Source: Australian Fashion Council)

Leila Naja Hibri decided to depart from the CEO role at the Australian Fashion Council (AFC) early next year, once a replacement is found.

“With a well-defined vision and strategic direction in place, it feels like the right time to hand responsibility for the AFC’s next phase on to a new CEO,” said Naja Hibri.

Having served as CEO for almost four years, she will remain at the council as its nominated director on the board of Seamless, a scheme that aims to create a circular clothing industry by 2030.

“Leila is no ordinary CEO. She places people at the heart of all she does and is passionate about driving positive industry change, responsible growth and social and environmental justice,” said AFC chair Marianne Perkovic.

She expressed appreciation for Naja Hibri’s efforts to lead several initiatives including the Australian Fashion Trademark to increase demand for design-led brands committed to responsible practice.

“This has created an incredible opportunity and a secure and positive environment for our next CEO to champion the Australian fashion and textile industry. On behalf of the board and our team, I sincerely thank Leila for her inspiring leadership.”

The AFC is now open to receiving expressions of interest in the search for a replacement.

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