Natalie Massenet MBE

Natalie Massenet  Net-a-Porter’s founder and Executive Chairman of the Net-a-Porter Group is to be appointed Chairman of the British Fashion Council from  January 2013  as Harold Tillman CBE will step down at the end of the year.

“I am honoured and excited to be taking on the role of Chairman of The British Fashion Council. Over the past few years The British Fashion Council, led by Harold Tillman and Caroline Rush, has done an extraordinary job of building the profile of our industry worldwide.   Not only do we have some of the best creative talent based in London but there are also great British designers working in some of the most high profile luxury design houses in the world.  We also have the best understanding of what our industry contributes to the UK economy and what a significant player the British Fashion Industry is and can continue to be.  My experience is in merging extraordinary creative content with innovative global commerce. From January, together with Caroline Rush and her team, I aim to apply these lessons to my new role, a role I take incredibly seriously.” – Natalie Massenet MBE

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