There is nothing on this planet I like as much as my Animo. If it's an option I vote for sticking with Animo, but I don't know what else you have available to you (aren't you in Australia?). I have a bunch of other coats, but nothing that I like anywhere near as much as my Animo.
A friend of mine has a Spooks coat and it looks really nice for the price point. I don't like how the GPA and Grand Prix coats fit me (though I've got 5 or 6 GP coats - 2 tech. fabrics and 3 or 4 regular wool), but the Spooks coats look like they have a more feminine cut (which is what I love so much about Animo).
I would look at the Grand Prix Rylie soft shell. The fit is incredible. I sell a ton of these coats as the way they are tailored (zipper and four button) makes them truly fit like a custom coat. As far as color, that depends on what divisions are in your future. In my opinion though, you can never go wrong with navy blue. Hope this helps....Dana