I spent the first 20 years of my career working for Marks & Spencer as a buyer in London, Paris and Hong Kong. From 1999 - 2001 I was SVP of Global Sourcing for Warnaco, managing the Sourcng, Manufacturing and Retaling of Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren Chaps & Speedo. From 2001 I spent 5 years as CEO of Linmark, starting with a highly successful IPO in HK. This Buying Agency grew to be a "one stop shop" supply chain solution, with 1000 employees in 37 offices serving 30 global retailers.
In 2006 I left corporate life and established 55 Consulting to assist retailers, wholesalers and Private Equity firms to professionalise their approach to Asian Sourcing.
I have served on multiple boards as a non executive director for both publicly listed and private companies.
In 2020 I also became an Operating Partner of Blackford Capital, and served as interim CEO of AquaLeisure Industries from Sept 2022 to January 2024 to assist in its turnaround.