Introducing Kim Winser OBE

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Born in Helensburgh, Scotland, Kim joined the Management Training Scheme at Marks & Spencer Plc. progressing rapidly to become the youngest Divisional Director leading the womenswear group to substantial market share growth in the 1990s.

Now a globally respected businesswoman, Kim’s career portfolio straddles a variety of sectors and leadership roles. As Chief Executive of Pringle of Scotland and Global CEO of Aquascutum, she was credited with the transformative periods of both heritage brands and her expertise was valued as a special advisor to Natalie Massenet as she grew Net-a-Porter from a digital start-up to an international fashion force.

Kim launched her own digitally based fashion brand Winser London in 2013, offering special designs that transcend seasons, are wardrobe builders and deliver a collection of versatile, fashion-right styles. The brand has launched celebrity collaborations with Gillian Anderson, Yasmin Le Bon and Cat Deeley.  A new collaboration will be launched later this year. Winser London won 'Best Luxury Womenswear Brand in 2021 and 2022' in The Enterprise Awards, and the brand's designs have been spotted on a number of stylish women, most recently HRH The Princess of Wales.

Appointed by the then Prime Minister David Cameron as Trustee of the Natural History Museum, Kim was also asked to sit on the British Government’s Good Work Commission alongside selected FTSE100 executives. Kim is also Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) of the luxury Peninsula Hotel and Property Group and has worked with His Majesty The King when he was The Prince of Wales to support his youth enterprise, The Prince's Trust.

Kim continues to work with family funds on investments and advises selected global brands, currently a new fitness brand based in Australia and a biotech developing mushroom mycelium leather for the fashion industry from America. She is a contributor to Forbes.