Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Amedeo Felisa currently serves as Chairman of Atop S.p.A. where he served as Executive Chairman between April 2017 and September 2019 when the company was sold to IMA Group (Amedeo currently also acts as Senior Adviser to the Chairman of IMA Group). Amedeo is also currently a special advisor to the executive chairman and a member of the senior advisory board at Silk-Faw. Amedeo was the CEO of Ferrari S.p.A. from 2008 until June 2016 and prior to this from 2006 until 2008 he served as General Manager and Deputy General Manager of Ferrari. From 1996 until 2004 he was the General Manager of the Ferrari GT department, coordinating the product development, powertrains and vehicle departments of both Ferrari and Maserati with respect to the market positioning of the two brands.
In the 1990s, as a technical Senior Vice President of Ferrari, Amedeo oversaw the planning, coordination and management of the entire technical department, including defining new business model plans, supervising the development of both innovation and products and managing the product development teams, including ensuring employee growth. Prior to joining Ferrari, he was a product development team leader at Alfa Romeo S.p.A. Amedeo holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Milan Polytechnic University.
Independent Non-Executive Director. Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees
Robin Freestone joined the Board in February 2021. He has held a number of executive finance roles in the industrial sector with ICI (1985-1995), Henkel Ltd (CFO 1995-2000) and Amersham International (2000-2004) as well as in publishing with Pearson (2004-2015), nine-years of which were as CFO. He has wide non-executive director experience encompassing medical devices, on-line services, and luxury fashion. Mr Freestone was Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Cable & Wireless (2015-2016). He joined the Board of Smith and Nephew plc in 2015, has been Chair of the Audit Committee and is currently their Senior Independent Director. Having previously been Chair of the Audit Committee of MoneySupermarket.com (2015-2019), he is currently Chair of the Board and their Nomination Committee. He joined the Board of Capri Holdings Ltd (previously Michael Kors Holdings Ltd) in 2016 and is currently their Audit Committee Chair. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mr Freestone chairs the ICAEW’s Corporate Governance Committee and was previously Chair of ‘The 100 Group’ which represents the CFO’s of the FTSE 100. Mr Freestone holds a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Remuneration Committee
Natalie Massenet is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Imaginary Ventures, a capital firm focusing on innovations at the intersection of retail and technology. Imaginary Ventures invests in best-in-class brands, platforms and entrepreneurs that are actively changing how a new generation of consumers live, eat and shop. Natalie revolutionised luxury retail when she founded NET-A-PORTER in 1999 and subsequently, The Outnet and Mr Porter growing the group of brands into one of the world’s most influential fashion businesses operating across retail, media and publishing platforms and in the process shaping an extraordinary experience for the global luxury fashion consumer.
Natalie began her career as a journalist and fashion editor, working at WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) and Tatler before setting up Net-A-Porter. In 2016 she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire in recognition of her contributions to the UK fashion and retail industry. Natalie was also named as one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Marigay McKee is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Fernbrook Capital Management LLC. Fernbrook invests globally in revenue-stage digitally-native brands and enterprise services, tools and software that power the consumer industry. Fernbrook is a female-led venture firm, with a diverse and inclusive group of portfolio company founders and management teams.
Marigay launched her career at Estée Lauder in Europe, subsequently joining Harrods as head of its beauty department. In her 14 years at Harrods, she spent the last six as Chief Merchant Officer. She developed and executed a strategic vision to make Harrods the gold standard for the exclusive launch of luxury and premium brands. Marigay was responsible for spotting the emerging brands, concepts, trends, and services that could challenge larger, more well-established brands. In 2013, Marigay was recruited to become the President of Saks Fifth Avenue. Through initiating a new branding, marketing and packaging strategy, and rebuilding Saks’ luxury launch platform for new and emerging and international brands entering the US market significant growth was delivered.
In 2015, Marigay formed a consultancy firm (MM Luxe Consulting) to deliver strategic retail advisory services for clients, including Related, Blackstone, Edens, and Value Retail. Marigay is currently also on the advisory council of EShopWorld, and the boards of both The Webster and The Shed.
Senior Independent Director. Member of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration, Nomination and Sustainability Committees
Antony Sheriff joined the Board in February 2021. He is an experienced automotive and luxury sector executive with a strong leadership track record at both Princess Yachts Limited (currently Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) and McLaren Automotive Ltd. (where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from 2003 to 2013) where he created and built the sports car business. He previously held a number of executive positions at Fiat Auto S.p.A., from 1995 to 2003, and started his career at McKinsey & Company in 1988. Since 2014, Mr Sheriff has also held a number of non-executive and advisory positions with innovative start-ups in the automotive and aerospace businesses and is currently on the board of the renowned Italian design house, Pininfarina S.p.A., as well as serving as a board advisor to Rivian Automotive, Rimac Automobili and Aeromobil. He holds a BS Engineering and BA Economics from Swarthmore College and a MS Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.
Independent Non-Executive Director. Chair of the Remuneration Committee and the Sustainability Committee and Member of the Audit and Risk and Nomination Committees. Workforce INED
Anne Stevens joined the Board in February 2021. She is an engineer who started her career in the chemical industry before moving to automotive with Ford (1990-2006) where she led a number of core manufacturing operations before taking broader regional responsibilities. She joined the Board of GKN in 2016 and was briefly interim CEO (2018) during the hostile takeover by Melrose plc. Ms Stevens has held a number of non-executive positions with Lockheed Martin (2002-2017) and with Anglo American, since 2012, where she currently chairs the Remuneration Committee. Ms Stevens holds a BSc in Engineering from Drexel University.