Robyn Holt

Design industry leader, former editor of Vogue Living

Design consultant Robyn Holt has had a lifetime of achievements and is known as a leader in the design industry. She has been a highly successful senior executive in the media, publishing, fashion, beauty and design industries in Australia, Russia and the UK for over three decades.

As a CEO, management consultant and editor, Robyn has been acknowledged for her work in the notoriously competitive magazine and fashion industries. Design journalism and styling were her passion for more than 20 years.

Robyn was the Editor-in-Chief for Vogue Living Australia for over a decade. She also held the role of CEO for the global media brand Monocle, now known for its ground breaking digital identity.

Over a 35-year career in media, publishing and the fashion/beauty industry, Robyn held various senior executive roles in Australia, Russia and the United Kingdom with multi-million dollar companies such as Sanofi Pty Ltd and Conde Nast. During her tenure in Russia for Conde Nast, she launched new titles like Architectural Digest, GQ and Glamour magazine as well as driving Vogue Russia to become the leading magazine in the country.

Robyn Holt is truly a woman of immense style and substance. Robyn is also in demand as a host and panel moderator at design-related events and as a speaker. She was invited to speak at the Australian Institute of Management’s 2012 Outstanding Women’s Series Breakfast featuring unique, dynamic and highly successful women sharing their career, highlights, challenges and inspirations with guests

In late 2009 Robyn established a management consulting practice in Sydney providing services in project management, leadership and strategic thinking to senior corporate clients and chief executives in the government and private sectors.

In recent years, Robyn hosted a television show called The Renovators and also had her own design segment for the daytime TV series. She was a guest lecturer on Branding for Macquarie University Museum Programme and worked with Western Australian Museum on rebranding their six museums. She is part of Megan Morton’s the school and teaches business principles and strategic thinking.

Robyn was a non-executive director of Voyages Hotels Pty Ltd in Central Australia, a past governor of Taronga and Western Plains Zoos, a trustee of the Australian Museum and the chairman of Northern Territory Tourism. She has also completed six years as a councillor for the Australian National Maritime Museum and was recently appointed to the Board of University of New South Wales Arts and Design Faculty.

She is also a board director of The Bradman Foundation, a non-profit charitable trust, established with the full support of Sir Donald Bradman AC to promote cricket as a valuable cultural and sporting force within the community.

A published author of a children’s book, Robyn also produced award-winning international interior designer Thomas Hamel’s book Residence which quickly became the benchmark for international design in Australia.

Robyn Holt is also a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and Australian Institute of Company Directors (A.I.C.D.)

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