The World of WearableArt Wardrobe Department is thrilled to welcome Kate Ruffell to their team. Kate is stepping in for Sally Florance, who is taking a year of parental leave from the end of May. 

Kate and her partner first came to New Zealand on a holiday visa from the UK, not knowing that they would stay for 10 years. They were based in Auckland for nine years, where Kate worked for Fonterra and gained extensive experience in freighting and administration. Looking for a better experience of what New Zealand has to offer, Kate and her partner have moved from New Zealand’s largest city to the seaside city of Nelson and the home of WOW.

As WOW Wardrobe Administrator, Kate will be the main point of contact for designers, available to assist them with their online entry process and freighting enquiries during the course of the annual competition and general enquiries throughout the year.