Downie's nominator said that she 'impresses me each day with her knowledge of our ever changing industry. For me, she is someone to aspire to and provides me with continued support in all areas of my role'.
Downie not only works tirelessly on the licensing side, but can also be seen at all trade fairs, setting up and breaking down.
She also oversees GB's development in Hong Kong, making the trip four times a year.
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