My Wardrobe HQ, Chair
Jane Shepherdson was awarded a CBE for services to UK fashion retail in 2015 and was once described as the most influential person on the British high street.
She joined Topshop in 1985 and worked her way up to brand director, reinventing the high street retailer into a leading global fashion brand and achieving huge profit growth.
Jane then led a management buy-in of Whistles in 2008 and became CEO. She turned the slightly tired retailer into one of the most well regarded contemporary brands in the UK with global reach. She stepped down in 2016.
She is currently a director of the London Fashion Fund, investing in fashion and fashion-tech businesses with environmental and social responsibility.
She has also been chair of My Wardrobe HQ, the UK’s leading luxury fashion rental platform, since November 2019.
Jane is a trustee of the charity Smart Works and a patron of Fashion Awareness Direct. She holds an honorary doctorate from University of the Arts London and is an honorary professor at Glasgow Caledonian University.