Misha came from a theatrical family spending her early years either in a dressing room or on a stool at the side of the stage watching her mother singing opera. Also starting her career in the theatre, Misha worked on the other side of the footlights in marketing roles at the Sydney Opera House then later the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.
Since those early days, Misha has worked primarily in the Information Technology sector with many years based in Singapore where she established the marketing function across Asia Pacific for a variety of companies including Intel and Dell Computer.
She has also taken on roles promoting various aspects of New Zealand including leading the marketing team at Auckland City whilst living in New Zealand, and more recently with consulting assignments to various government agencies to promote New Zealand products across the South-East Asia region.
Although not a “Kiwi” by birth, she is by ‘acquisition’ – she married one! And since she is a confirmed All Blacks supporter, the locals overlook her Australian heritage. With a long-term obsession for cows, Misha knew the decision to get into the wine business was the right one when she realised the acronym for Central Otago Wine.