CEO & Founder of iSUBSCRiBE Pty LtdFounder and CEO of online magazine subscription business iSUBSCRiBE in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Australian-born Andrew Burge has worked extensively in media for nearly 20 years. His experience includes working at the Channel 7 TV Network in Australia and advertising agency, Young & Rubicam. Currently based in the UK, Andrew is also a Director of subscription bureau, CDS Global in Australia, and a Director and Principal of Digital Initiatives.
Creator of More, Next & GraceLindsey Dawson is a former magazine editor who has created three major New Zealand newsstand titles, More, Next and Grace. Lindsey has also edited a range of contract magazines and authored seven books, including two novels. A former member of the Broadcasting Standards Authority, she has been a judge of the New Zealand Book Awards and MPA Awards and has worked as a talkback host and PR person. Lindsey runs writing seminars, speaks on heritage and history, and hosts a weekly show about books, arts and social media on Triangle TV, Auckland. In 2009 Lindsey was awarded the MPA Lifetime Achievement Award.
TV Presenter & Producer
Jude Dobson is well known to generations of kiwis having been on NZ television screens for over 25 years.
The registered nurse changed career in 1989 as co-host in the first ever strip programmed (every night at 7pm) quiz show, Sale of the Century. This was when the country had only two channels to choice from!
She went on to present many primetime lifestyle and magazine shows in the 1990s on TVNZ – Open Home, NZ Living, Town and Country, Body and Soul and Paradise Picture Show – Julie Christie’s first ever show, as well as being a regular panellist on ‘help shows’ like Dilemmas and How’s Life?
She then went on to anchor her show for 5 years – 5.30 with Jude and 5 O’clock with Jude Dobson. She has also written advice/ help columns for the NZWW and had her own column in the Aucklander for 5 years, as well as hosting Family Health Diary on TV for the past decade.
Early in the 2000’s she formed her own production company, Homegrown Television, with a focus on making programming for parents. In the past decade she has produced, presented and narrated many broadcast series and docos on parenting, seen both in NZ and overseas - the latest being Raising Children which is a multi-platform resource. Its purpose built DVD on the first three years is currently given free of charge to every parent of a newborn baby in NZ.
New Zealand Herald ColumnistRachel Glucina has been a newspaper columnist and blogger at the New Zealand Herald, Herald on Sunday and nzherald.co.nz for seven years where she founded and edited Spy and now writes The Diary. Prior to her roles at APN News and Media, Rachel received a degree in politics and a master's in art history from Auckland Univeristy, before running her own strategic branding and public relations firm. She is penning an historical novel and a warts and all account of the celebrity industry in New Zealand.
Creative Partner at Strategy Design & Advertising AucklandGideon Keith is Creative Partner at Strategy Design and Advertising in Auckland. His career spans 25 years across New Zealand, Australia, Asia Pacific and the USA, during which he has worked on global brands including Apple, Nescafe, Heineken, Landrover and Johnny Walker. Gideon has worked on over 450 books and publications beginning with a 2 year stint designing Ita Magazine in 1989-90.
Chair of The Judging Panel & Executive Director of MPANZJohn McClintock has been the Executive Director of Magazine Publishers Association New Zealand since 2000. Prior to this role at MPANZ John was General Manager at a NZ publishing company for ten years, producing a number of Trade and Business titles. John is currently Chair of Advertising Standards Authority New Zealand.
Founder of Fashion Quarterly & Simply You
Paula Ryan founded Fashion Quarterly publishing house in 1980 and Simply You publishing company in 1998. Both publishing companies she later sold.
Paula has developed a brand around her own name, developing a scientifically focused collection of clothing. This collection now sells in over 150 stores in Australia and New Zealand. The Paula Ryan brand is also licensed to several companies who have developed complimentary merchandise for pharmacy and fashion distribution.
Paula has also been involved in external projects like the design committee for the Commonwealth Games, International consultant to Merino NZ and style consultant to various airlines at various times. Paula is a regular speaker at seminars, and makes regular appearances on NZ television.