Cath Kidston taps former Richemont boss as director

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Former Richemont CEO Marty Wilkstrom has joined Cath Kidston’s board as non-executive director. Wilkstrom currently sits on the boards of Fortnum & Mason, Johnstons of Elgin, The Rug Company and Farrow & Ball, and has been a non-executive director at Bally International and Space.NK. She is also a founding partner of Atelier Fund, which specialises in the acquisition and development of luxury brands. Prior to holding the role of CEO at Richemont Fashion and Accessories 2009 – 2013, she served as MD of Harrods and was board director of Harrods Holdings, Harrods Estates and Kurt Geiger. The appointment comes after Baring Asia acquired the equity stake of TA Associates, becoming the controlling majority shareholder of Cath Kidston.