Carla Maria ZAMPATTI
Born: 19 May 1942Special Achievements:
Carla Zampatti is a prominent Australian fashion designer who was the first woman appointed as Chairperson of SBS television in 1999.
1965 - Produced her first collection.
Bulletin/Qantas Business Woman of the Year Award.
1987 - Member of the Order of Australia for service to fashion and manufacture.
1999 - First woman appointed as Chairperson of SBS Television.
2001 Centenary medal for service to Australian society in business leadership.
2009 - Companion of the Order of Australia.
Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
2008 - Australian Fashion Laureate.
1994 - Voted 'Designer of the Year 'in the FIA Awards. Believed to be the first woman designer asked to design a car for the women's market (Laser - 1985).