01 Sep The British Footwear Association Names New Chair
The British Footwear Association (BFA) has named Jane Wilson as Board chair, succeeding Robert Perkins, who held the position for more than four years.
Wilson has spent her career in the footwear industry. Her previous roles include chief executive of Start-Rite Shoes, group product director at Clarks International and co-founder of Moot Management Consulting, where clients have included Ecco and Bata brands. She is currently CEO of the William Lamb Group and an independent consultant to the broader footwear industry.
BFA CEO Lucy Reece Raybould said, “I would like to thank Robert personally and on behalf of the board for his contribution to the BFA. We have valued his knowledge and the continuity he has provided as a non-executive director and chairman since 2016. Looking to the future, I very much look forward to achieving the BFA’s next goals and objectives with the support and guidance of Jane, whose breadth of experience in the footwear sector has been a welcome addition to the board since she joined in October 2021.”