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ICCNZ Council Member Cav. Carolina Izzo

Cav. Carolina Izzo



Cav. Carolina Izzo is the managing director of Studio Carolina Izzo Ltd. After twenty years restoring works of art for major institutions in Italy, in 2001 Carolina and her family, moved to New Zealand. She worked for many years at the National Museum, Te Papa Tongarewa and she’s now running her own business specialised in Conserving Art & Heritage.

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Antonio Cacace

Cav. Antonio Cacace


Vice President, Wellington

ANTONIO CACACE, born in Sorrento, migrated to New Zealand in 1991. Antonio has an extensive background in the Food and Beverage industry and in 2002 founded the very successful  La Bella Italia restaurant and shop. Antonio also has been actively involved in promoting Italian food and culture, especially the Italian Festival New Zealand.

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Antonella Lorenzini


Vice President, Auckland

ANTONELLA LORENZINI is a Certified Management Consultant  APCO – ICMCI (License CMC IT058A) and owner and Senior Partner of Cartesio Studio Associato, a Management Consulting firm based in Lucca (Tuscany - Italy).

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Paola Fea



Paola is a self motivated and driven business woman, director and co-founder of Italian Eco Style Ltd. Paola is the person in charge of public relations and accounting, however Paola has a background in the medical field as she a qualified Doctor. While in Italy she managed private hospital  with several staff ( doctors, nurses ) for several years gaining experience and knowledge in HR and administration. Since she arrived in NZ with her husband Paolo 4 years ago she has always worked towards the development of Italian Eco Style ltd turning the company into an import venture while her husband sells and applies the decorative material imported from Italy across NZ.

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Rachel Priestley

Rachel Priestley


Vice President

Rachel Priestley of The Prodigal Daughter – brings armloads of Italian Gourmet Wine and Food -  artisan-produced Italian tastes to New Zealand after 10 years in Italy as a wine and food consultant, sommelier and chef. She says "Food and wine was my life and work for 10 years in Italy. I produce all sorts of Italian salumi products from happy pigs in New Zealand, I have opened six Italian restaurants in Italy, taught Tuscan chefs how to cook Tuscan cuisine better, taught male chefs from Puglia in the South of Italy their own cuisine, and they hated me, in fact one of them took off and still lives in Denmark."

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Rob McGregor

Rob McGregor



Rob McGregor is a Wellington public relations consultant and principal of Accentuate+ Public Relations (Accentuate). With over 25 years experience in public relations and advertising, Rob has extensive industry knowledge and networks.

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