Natalie Massenet: Chairman of the British Fashion Council
Her first appointment of notice was as Fashion Editor of Womenswear Daily at the age of just 27. After also working as the Fashion Editor of Tatler in 1996, Massenet decided to go it alone and set up the wonderful, luxury online store Net-A-Porter which she sold for an estimated £50m in 2010, however she remains the Net-A-Porter executive chairman. Her web career has also included’Mr Porter’ – a high end mens fashion online store in the line of Net-A-Porter.
Natalie has now been given a new, impressive role as the Chairman of the British Fashion Council in the place of Harold Tillman who is stepping down after 5 years as the Chairman of the Fashion Council.
“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.”