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Meet the leader: Kim Winser OBE

07 Apr 2017

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She was the woman took Pringle of Scotland onto the catwalk and transformed the image of Aquascutum.

Kim Winser was also the first female director at Marks & Spencer and was an adviser to Natalie Massenet at Net-a-Porter.

In 2006. she was awarded an OBE for services to the fashion industry and seven years later launched Winser London, an upmarket online fashion brand for women.

Winser sat down with director.co.uk to reflect on a career that he made her own of the leading figures in fashion retail and the lessons she’s learned along with the way.

Winser reveals…

  • Why she turned her back on playing tennis in America to take up a role at M&S
  • Why you should create the business model around your people, not the other way round. 
  • How the lowest moment in her career led to her role at Net-A-Porter and the idea for her own business 

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