Independent Non-Executive Director
Designated Non-Executive Director for workforce engagement
||Appointed 1 October 2016
||Member of Nomination Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee
Key skills and experience
- Extensive speciality retailing business experience
- Workforce dynamics experience
Non-Executive Director of Vera Bradley Inc., Totes Isotoner, Vista Outdoors and Regent Holding and an industry executive for Freeman Spogli, a US private equity firm specialising in retail and consumer brands. 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 has a degree in English and Sociology from Bowdoin College, Maine, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.