Beatrice Lafon

Dr Beatrice Lafon

Role: Non-Executive Director – Celine Jersey Topco Limited, parent of the Debenhams group of operating companies since January 2020

Beatrice is a highly experienced CEO and non-executive director, having worked in a wide variety of retail and turnaround situations. She has held a number of CEO roles, most recently interim CEO at Pimkie, the European fashion retailer. She spent five years at Claire’s Stores Inc, the leading global accessories and jewellery retailer, taking the role of CEO from 2014 to 2016. She is currently a NED at Solent Group (a multi-category design and distribution business) and at Orsay (a European womenswear retailer trading across 30 countries). She also has a longstanding consultancy role with the Business Intelligence Network.


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