Susie is the Chief Operating Officer at Jasper Conran Limited. Prior to taking on that role, she was a Trading Director with Debenhams, a leading private mid-market, multi-channel fashion and beauty global department store group.
The majority of Susie’s career was with Debenhams, which she joined in 1986. Susie held several key buying positions, being promoted to Trading Director in 2008, where she led buying, merchandising, and design teams. She interfaced with all business areas within the company. After leaving Debenhams in 1996 to join Liberty of London, Susie re-joined Debenhams in the same year.
Over her career, Susie has gained extensive experience across all fashion categories – men’s wear, women’s wear including lingerie, footwear, and accessories, children’s wear, as well as homeware, sourcing product from a worldwide factory base. Susie has traveled extensively, working closely with the supply base across all these areas forming strong partnerships with numerous manufacturers, some long-standing over several years.
While developing strategies and products for various business units within Debenhams, Susie headed up various new initiatives, including developing a Chinese O2O start-up. She also contributed to enhancing international brand engagement, developing a wholesale strategy for in-house brands, implementing a Trend Forecasting unit, and strengthening global contacts that possessed the potential for future growth.
Susie is a British citizen residing in London with her husband and three children.