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 90's.

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 transformative periods for 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 the latest will be launched in 2023. Winser London won 'Best Luxury Womenswear Brand in 2021 and 2022', and designs have been spotted on a number of stylish women, most recently the Princess of Wales.

Appointed by 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 works with HRH The Prince of Wales to support his youth enterprise, The Prince's Trust.

She continues to work with specific 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 and Bloomberg.

Awarded an honorary doctorate by Heriot-Watt University in 2002 for her work in the British textile industry, Kim was bestowed an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen for her services to the British fashion and retail industry in 2006.

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