As well as serving as the government’s newest trade envoy, Anya Hindmarch has just been named as a new non-executive Director of the British Fashion Council.
Hindmarch steps in to fill the (high, pointy, red-soled) shoes of Hilary Riva, who stepped down after five years guiding the BFC.
‘I am looking forward to getting involved and being able to contribute to such an innovative and prestigious body at such an exciting time for British fashion,’ Hindmarch said in a statement.
The designer, known for her classic handbags, joins Chairman Harold Tillman, CEO Caroline Rush, COO Simon Ward and Treasurer Chris Inman on the BFC board.
‘Anya will make a great addition to our team,’ Tillman said. ‘She brings with her huge experience from both the design and retail sector and will be invaluable as we move [forward] with our future plans.’