Williams, who spent eight years with Asos and more than a decade at the helm of iconic department store Selfridges, will oversee Boohoo’s float on the UK stock exchange.
The retail veteran is in Australia this week as part of the third annual Retail Leaders Forum. Williams is a keynote speaker at the two day event, which begins tomorrow in Sydney, and will be addressing “Retail Renewal – Lessons from Tougher Times”.
The international line up at the event also includes Ravi Thakran, president, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton LVMH (South & South East Asia & ME); Redmond Yeung, vice chairman GAP (China); David Hood, MD, Ikea Australia; Ian Moir, CEO, Woolworths (SA) and chairman Country Road; Janine Allis, executive director, Retail Zoo; Eric Klose, senior VP international, Wayfair.com (USA); Peter Birtles, MD and CEO, Super Retail Group; Karen Stocks, MD, Twitter; Damien Gance, founder and director, Chemist Warehouse; and Lorna Inman, former CEO, Billabong.
Tickets and further information are available here: www.retailleaders.com.au