British Fashion Council Announces Executive Board Appointments
By Emily Peagram 16 Sep 2020
Following the British Fashion Council’s (BFC) Annual General Meeting that took place on Friday 4th September 2020, the organisation is delighted to announce four new appointments to its Board of Directors.
Jamie Gill, Chief Executive Roksanda, June Sarpong, Director of Creative Diversity BBC, Scott Morrison, Founder The Boom!, Sian Westerman, Senior Advisor Rothschild & Co. will join the BFC Executive Board as Non-Executive Directors, effective immediately, alongside existing members Stephanie Phair, Chair; Dylan Jones, Menswear Chair; Caroline Rush, Chief Executive; Laura Strain, Chief Operating Officer, Anya Hindmarch, Non-Executive Director and David Pemsel, Non-Executive Director.
Stephanie Phair, BFC Chair commented: “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.”
Jamie Gill, BFC Non-Executive Director said: “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”.
June Sarpong, BFC Non-Executive Director 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.”
Scott Morrison, BFC Non-Executive Director said: “What a time to be joining this incredible Board. With huge global changes, it is more important than ever to unblock, unlock and unleash the future we want to see for one of the UK’s most creative industries. With huge opportunities to power up the unique blend of creative, commercial and cultural impact that fashion brings to the UK, I look forward to playing an active role in making that happen. I look forward to working with the diverse thinkers in this team to make it happen.”
Sian Westerman, BFC Non-Executive Director said: “I am delighted to be broadening and deepening my involvement with the British Fashion Council at a time of change for the fashion industry. The Fashion Industry contributed £35bn to UK GDP in 2019 and as the industry faces the challenges of Covid-19, Brexit and the need to adapt and evolve to be more inclusive and sustainable, the renowned UK-based creative talent needs more support than ever to deliver sustainable, commercially strong businesses with the resources and business skills to compete in the global market.”