Dr Kim Winser reappointed as Trustee
6 January 2017
Prime Minister Reappoints Dr Kim Winser to the Board of the Museum
Theresa May has reappointed Dr Kim Winser to the Board of the Natural History Museum for a term of four years, ending on 17 February 2021.
Dr Kim Winser OBE
A businesswoman with a wealth of experience in the retail industry, Kim Winser has a reputation for positioning and developing British brands both in the UK and globally, building their online success and ultimately improving substantially their brand value. Kim is founder and CEO of Winser London - a modern women’s clothing and accessory business sold online, in the UK and internationally. Kim Winser is also a non-executive Board member of Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels (owners of Peninsula hotels).
Kim Winser rose through the ranks of Marks and Spencer where she started her career as a management trainee, culminating in her appointment as the first female Director. She was also the youngest to be appointed to this position.
Her previous positions include Global President and CEO of Aquascutum, and CEO and partial owner of Pringle of Scotland, both brands she repositioned from traditional fashion houses to contemporary global names. Following her tenure at Aquascutum Kim Winser took over as Chair of Agent Provocateur and special advisor to the digital business Net-a-Porter, deepening her knowledge of online retail and overseeing the business expansion in new markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
She received an honorary doctorate from the Heriot-Watt University and an OBE in 2006 for services to the fashion industry.
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