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Fran Philip

Independent Non-Executive Director

Fran Philip
Position Independent Non-Executive Director,
Designated Non-Executive Director for workforce engagement
Nationality American
Tenure Appointed 1 October 2016
Committees Member of Nomination Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee

Key skills and experience

  • Extensive speciality retailing business experience
  • Deep background in product innovation, design and development
  • Workforce dynamics experience

External appointments

Non-Executive Director of Vera Bradley Inc., Totes Isotoner and Vista Outdoor Inc. Previously Fran worked for The Gap, Williams-Sonoma and The Nature Company, and LL Bean, where she initially served as Director of Product Development, Home Furnishings, going on to hold a number of roles including Vice President, Affiliated Brands, before becoming Chief Merchandising Officer until her retirement. Fran was previously a Non-Executive Director of Regent Holdings and an industry executive for Freeman Spogli.

Qualifications

Fran has a degree in English and Sociology from Bowdoin College, Maine, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.