Appointed: January 2016
Key strengths and experience
Dr Winser has a wide range of expertise and experience in e-commerce, luxury retail and international business. Her career has encompassed various executive roles in the consumer, digital and retail industries. She began her career with Marks & Spencer plc in the UK and became its first female and youngest commercial divisional board director.
She went on to successfully deliver turnarounds for the iconic British heritage brands Pringle of Scotland and Aquascutum as President and Chief Executive Officer, additionally served as special board advisor to the global digital e-commerce business Net-a-Porter.
Dr Winser holds an independent advisory role in two global companies, Spora Biotech, a company in Chile developing mushroom mycelium into planet friendly leather, and PTP, an Australian based fitness company.
Titles, qualifications and education
OBE, Order of the British Empire
Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University for her work on British business
Other major offices
Winser London Limited, an online womenswear business (founder and CEO)
Former name was Kim Lesley Haresign