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Fran Philip, Independent Non-Executive Director

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Fran Philips



Fran has over 30 years of apparel merchandising, product innovation and branding experience having spent the majority of her career at LL Bean, the US retailer.

Fran is currently a Non-Executive Director of a number of US companies including Vera Bradley, the accessories brand; Totes Isotoner, the accessories manufacturer; Regent Holdings, a home décor designer and importer and an Industry Executive for Freeman Spogli, a US private equity firm specialising in retail and consumer brands.

Fran started her career as a Market Research Analyst at Star Market, the US grocery chain.  She joined LL Bean in 1994 as Director of Product Development, Home Furnishings and went on to hold a number of roles including Vice President, Affiliated Brands, before becoming Chief Merchandising Officer in 2002 until she retired in 2011.  

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

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