Meet Our Team
Micaela, Founder & Managing Director
Micaela launched Bits of Australiaas an online store in 2014, and opened the showroom in Balmain, Sydney in 2018.
She grew up on the NSW Central Coast, is an ex-banker, with more than 15 years corporate experience working in Australia and in the UK, before choosing to leave the world of high rises and high heels to start up Bits of Australia.
Micaela has a vision for Bits of Australia to be more than just another gift store, and is on a mission to help increase awareness and influence change for a number of important economic and social issues including; promoting Australian-made, supporting small business, recognising women in business and preserving our unique natural environment and historic Indigenous culture.
What she loves about Australia? The Australian sense of humour, and the fact that Australian people don’t take them too seriously most of the time.
Marie, Business Support Manager
Marie is Bits of Australia’s Business Support Manager and has been with us since September 2018. Her mission is to provide operational support and management to our small team, especially for Business Accounting, Quality Processes, Employee training, and Health & Safety.
Marie is a French native-speaker. She worked for 7 years in Paris as a Human Resources consultant, then decided to move with her family to the United States where she opened her own French-language and Cooking school. 7 years later, she moved again this time to Sydney, Australia, where she met Micaela first as a customer, and a few weeks later she became a new addition to the team.
What she loves about Australia? The relaxing way of life and the lovely people she has met so far.
Lucy, Shop Assistant
Lucy is our Shop Assistant and joined us in April 2018. She is responsible for our Showroom in Balmain, Sydney, and for online orders during the weekend.
Lucy is an Anthropology student from the UK and is currently in Australia to study Biology, Geography and Art for one year with a focus on Indigenous culture. As well as keeping the showroom well stocked Lucy helps add all the new products to the Bits of Australia website and loves learning about the Aboriginal artists and the dreaming stories associated with the artworks.
What she loves about Australia? She loves to travel around Australia in her university holidays and the animals - like the colourful birds, furry wombats and koalas, not to mention all the dogs that live in Balmain!
Melody, Customer Order Coordinator
Melody is the newest member of our great team. She is in charge of our Online Orders, Suppliers relations and Stock management.
Melody recently moved from Singapore. She has a background in Fine Art and Fashion design, and worked successfully for 8 years in the Fashion industry. She came to Australia with her husband, and it’s her first time living overseas. She chose Sydney for its rich and multicultural life.
What she loves about Australia? The four seasons that you can enjoy, and the local farmers markets with their fresh seasonal food.