– UK, London – ASOS plc (LON: ASC), one of the world’s leading destinations for fashion-loving 20-somethings, today announced the significant strengthening of its Board of Directors with the appointment of four independent non-executive directors: Karen Geary, Luke Jensen, Mai Fyfield and Eugenia Ulasewicz.
The appointees bring with them a wealth of knowledge and skills across online retail, fashion, technology, logistics, international markets and people management to the Board.
Adam Crozier, Chairman, ASOS plc said: “On behalf of the Board, I’d like to warmly welcome Karen, Luke, Mai and Eugenia to ASOS. Their world-class experience, skills, and expertise will be essential in guiding the business through the next stage of global growth, fuelled by the substantial investments it has made over the past few years. “
The new Board members mark the expansion of the Board to reflect ASOS’ increased size and scale and the take-up of positions to be vacated by current Non-executive Directors, Hilary Riva and Rita Clifton, who both come to the end of their six-year tenures in April 2020 and will depart on a date to be announced in due course. Hilary has served as the Chair of the Remuneration Committee since January 2016.
“I’d also like to extend our thanks and gratitude to Hilary and Rita for the important role they have played in the development of ASOS and the board over their tenure,” said Adam Crozier, Chairman.
About Karen Geary
Karen Geary has extensive experience in the technology industry following roles as Chief Human Resources Officer and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Micro Focus International plc, Chief People Officer at Wandisco, Inc., and as Chief People Officer at The Sage Group plc. She has also been appointed to National Express Group plc with effect from 1 October 2019.
Karen joins the Board and the Remuneration, Audit and Nomination Committees with immediate effect. On 1 December 2019, she will become Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
About Luke Jensen
Luke Jensen has been CEO of Ocado Solutions since 2017 and joined the Board of Ocado Group plc, the FTSE 100 listed online grocer and technology company, in 2018. He was previously Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group and Group Development Director at J Sainsbury plc, where he was responsible for online and all customer-facing digital activities.
Luke’s appointment to the Board will be effective from 1 November 2019 and he will also join the Audit and Nomination Committees.
About Mai Fyfield
Mai Fyfield was Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer at Sky, and currently serves as a non-executive director on the Boards of Roku, the NASDAQ-listed TV streaming platform, BBC Commercial Holdings Limited, and Nationwide Building Society.
Mai will also join the Board on 1 November 2019 and will sit on the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
About Eugenia Ulasewicz
Eugenia Ulasewicz was President of Americas for Burberry Group from 1998-2013 and previously held senior retail positions with Bloomingdale’s, Galeries Lafayette and Saks Fifth Avenue. She currently holds non-executive roles with FTSE 100 listed Bunzl plc, Signet Jewellers Limited, Vince Holding Corp, and Hudson Group Limited.
Eugenia will join the Board on 16 April 2020 and will sit on the Audit and Nomination Committees.
About ASOS plc
ASOS is a global destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings. ASOS sells over 85,000 branded and ASOS Brand products through the localised app and mobile/desktop web experiences, delivering from fulfilment centres in the UK, US and Europe. ASOS curates a mix of in-house designed labels, ASOS DESIGN, ASOS EDITION, ASOS WHITE, ASOS 4505 and Collusion with global and local brands sold through its own channels to deliver a locally relevant offer. Its ground-breaking propositions help bring its amazing products to almost every country in the world and it serves customers globally with increasingly tailored local experiences: relevant languages, payment methods and delivery and return options. Customers can currently shop ASOS in over 200 markets, in ten languages, using an ever-greater number of different payment methods, with hundreds of local deliveries and returns options from pick up and drop off networks to Next-Day Delivery. ASOS aims to give all its global customers a truly frictionless experience.
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