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The Management Team

Sunita Ovely

Sunita Ovely is the Managing Director of NZ Academy of Fashion.  Her involvement with the fashion industry began as a student in India.  She acquired a Diploma in Fashion Design and trained as an apprentice with Manish Malhotra – a celebrated Indian designer best known for his work in the Indian Cinema. In NZ she undertook studies at what was the Finishing Touches Academy of Fashion and Design and grew even more passionate about fashion and design.  She constantly encourages others to achieve their true potential through sharing her knowledge about fashion and design. Contact Sunita on



Pamela Bestwick comes from an IT, systems and processes background and brings this knowledge to the running of the Academy.  Her interest in garment construction began at an early age, with costume design for others and wanting her own individual style.  Pam loves seeing the inspiration of students being bought to fruition at the Academy.