BFC announces executive board appointments


The British Fashion Council has announced four new appointments to its
board of directors following its annual general meeting that took place on
September 4.

Jamie Gill, chief executive of Roksanda, June Sarpong, director of
creative diversity at the BBC, Scott Morrison, founder of The Boom!, and
Sian Westerman, senior advisor at Rothschild and Co., will join the British
Fashion Council executive board as non-executive directors, effective
immediately.

They will sit on the board alongside existing members: Stephanie Phair,
chair; Dylan Jones, menswear chair; Caroline Rush, British Fashion Council
chief executive; Laura Strain, chief operating officer at Anya Hindmarch,
non-executive director and David Pemsel, non-executive director.

Commenting on the appointments, Stephanie Phair, British Fashion Council
chair said in a statement: “We are delighted to welcome Jamie, June, Scott
and Sian to the British Fashion Council executive board. Each one of them
brings unique experience and knowledge to the board and I look forward to
working with them on our strategy that will continue to support and promote
British talent while tackling the key issues such as sustainability,
diversity and inclusion in the fashion industry.”

BFC announces executive board appointments

Jamie Gill, chief executive of Roksanda, and new British Fashion Council
non-executive director added: “It means the world to me to join the British
Fashion Council executive board. I am so proud of all the great work the
BFC does and I am excited to now play a role in helping shape the Council’s
cause within the industry.

“I intend to utilise my diverse career background of architecture,
accountancy and venture capital to support emerging British Brands with the
tools they need to scale internationally. It is more important than ever
that the British fashion industry becomes a sustainable thriving hub
inclusive of all walks of life”.

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June Sarpong, said: “It is an honour to be joining the BFC Board. The
BFC plays such a crucial role in helping to power the creative engine of
the UK’s fashion industry. Their work in nurturing and developing emerging
talent is vital for ensuring our fashion industry continues to grow and
thrive, the evidence of this can be seen throughout the sector. I am
incredibly excited to be able to play a role behind the scenes to help
champion diversity and inclusion being at the heart of the BFC’s decision
making processes.”

Images: courtesy of the British Fashion Council; main image – June
Sarpong, second image – Jamie Gill



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