SFG boosts board

Retail giant Specialty Fashion Group (SFG) is set to boost its board power with the addition of a fashion etail heavyweight.

The company, which currently operates around 900 stores in Australia and New Zealand, has confirmed its intention to appoint Net-A-Porter co-founder Megan Quinn as a non-executive director, effective October 30, 2012.

Quinn co-founded online retail powerhouse Net-A-Porter in 1999 and has more than 20 years experience in senior executive and consulting roles.

She has previously worked with organisations including Conde Nast, Harrods and CoutureLab, and brands such as: Asprey, Garrard, Australian Tourist Commission, Dell, BHS, Qantas and Patek Philippe.

According to the SFG chairman Geoff Levy, Quinn's experience in e-commerce, luxury, retailing, marketing and brand development is also combined with strong operational and financial expertise.

“We are delighted that Megan has accepted our offer to join the Board. She brings unique experience, which will be invaluable as we progress our omni-channel strategy,” he said.

Specialty Fashion Group is one of the largest specialty retailers of women’s fashion in Australasia, through its brands: Millers, Katies, Crossroads, Autograph, City Chic and La Senza.

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