Deborah Ann Allan
From designing clothes to designing innovation and change programs, Deborah is a big picture thinker with a reputation for being able to reimagine the customer experience. She is passionate about connecting ideas, people and opportunity to build a culture of innovation.
It’s Sunday morning at 10am, if I’m not sleeping I’m:
Driving to see rural properties outside of Sydney – I’d love to own a hobby farm with some bushland for weekends away. Until that happens I will have to be content with some “extreme gardening”. For the last couple of years I’ve been trying to combat invasive weeds in a very steep little patch of native bushland near where I live.
Two things I can’t live without are:
I think I could live without most things actually, when it gets down to it – so to me, it’d be about being with people who care about you.
The book currently on my bedside table is:
Flatworld Navigation by Kim Chandler McDonald.
The best or worst advice I’ve ever been given was:
The best AND worst advice I was given was to leave the Los Angeles fashion industry. I loved the pace, diversity and the lifestyle of Hollywood. But I would never have experienced or thought of some of the new opportunities that have opened up since. Good memories though.
Fun fact about you:
I love making stuff – woodworking, silversmithing, ceramics, and most recently cheesemaking. That’s possibly the weirdest hobby I’ve ever had but it has its rewards with a nice glass of wine.