BFC's new board appointments include Caroline Issa
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has revealed a raft of new appointments “to broaden expertise on the board as the organisation re-sets its strategy to focus support for creative businesses and support for the industry”.
The new names come as the body said “sustainability challenges, a cost-of-living crisis, increased costs, and economic instability due to war in Ukraine [create] the need to bring the industry closer to share expertise and support Creative Businesses [as they] tackle these challenges”.
The new non-executive director appointments are Caroline Issa, Chief Executive and Fashion Director of Tank and Editor of online magazine Because (who's also part of BFC Press Committee); Ciara Byrne, VP of New Business Innovation Condé Nast; and Lynda Petherick, Head of Retail for Accenture in the UK and Ireland.
They join existing members David Pemsel, Chair; Caroline Rush, CEO; Laura Strain, COO; non-execs Jamie Gill, June Sarpong, Scott Morrison and Sian Westerman, as well as Justine Simons, Board Observer.
David Pemsel said: “The BFC has a dynamic board, the new appointments have been made to bolster support for Caroline [Rush] and team while collectively honing the strategy to be laser-focused to support creative, innovative and sustainable businesses to thrive through the challenges that lie ahead and increase opportunity to knowledge share”.
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