Havelock North's Guest Speaker: Michal McKay

Michal’s 2 big influences in her life were her mother, who lived to 98 and Bernie Leser, who helped her get her first job at Vogue NZ at 21 years old.

Michal was on the fashion scene when Rachael Hunter was discovered. She realised her job involved looking after lots of egos, hers not included. Michal has worked in London, New York, Istanbul and Singapore, over a 40-year career.

Michal moved to Havelock North 5 years ago and has become a marriage celebrant and has a  new puppy. She is Editorial Director of Living Hawke’s Bay.