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AllSaints CEO joins British Retail Consortium as Non-exec Director

Camilla Rydzek
13 May 2022

Peter Wood, CEO of global fashion brand AllSaints, has joined the British Retail Consortium as a Non-Executive Director.

Wood joined AllSaints as CFO in 2010 and was appointed to his current position of CEO in 2018. Alongside AllSaints he also oversees the American luxury menswear brand John Varvatos, which was added to the AllSaints group during the pandemic.

The BRC has also appointed Kate Seljeflot, the Chief People Officer at Kingfisher, which owns brands B&Q and Screwfix as Non-Executive Director. As the organisation explains, Kate has a breadth of experience in retail and business transformation.

Kate and Peter will succeed Melanie Steel and Benjamin Fletcher, who are stepping down in May and September respectively.

Peter Wood, Chief Executive Officer of AllSaints, said: “The BRC provided strong leadership and support for our industry throughout the pandemic, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to become more involved. The ways customers can engage and shop with retailers continue to evolve and expand at pace, and as the largest private sector employer, our industry has a fantastic pool of talent to work with."

Tony DeNunzio CBE, Chairman of the British Retail Consortium, added: “I’m very excited to welcome Kate and Peter to the BRC board. Their experience and drive will help the BRC meet the needs of our many members now and in the future. The Covid-19 pandemic brought about a level of business disruption unheard-of in our generation, and I believe our board is well placed to support the BRC to meet the challenges that lie ahead, not least the huge rise in costs being faced by the whole industry."

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