Dr Kim Lesley Winser, OBE
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in January 2016, Dr Winser has substantive experience and expertise in the consumer, digital and retail industries. She began her career with Marks & Spencer plc in the UK and became its first female commercial divisional board director as well as its youngest director in the 1990s. She went on to successfully deliver turnarounds for the iconic British heritage brands Pringle of Scotland as Chief Executive Officer and Aquascutum as President and Chief Executive Officer. She became a senior adviser to 3i, a leading private equity firm in the UK, for its investments in the consumer and retail industries and became Chairman of one of their brands, Agent Provocateur. Dr Winser has also previously served as a special board adviser to the global digital ecommerce business Net-a-Porter and a Non-Executive Director of The Edrington Group Limited. Dr Winser is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Winser London Limited, an online womenswear business. Appointed by the British Prime Minister, Dr Winser is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Chairwoman of Commercial & Digital Advisory Committee of the Natural History Museum in the UK. Dr Winser was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen and a Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University for her work on British business. Her former name was Kim Lesley Haresign and she is 62 years old.