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Timeline: Gwynn Milligan’s wealth of experience

This week Gwynn Milligan was unveiled as the new managing director of young fashion retailer Bank, bringing with her 34 years’ experience. Drapers takes a look back over her career.

1979 - Milligan starts her career as an allocator for Mothercare.

1993 - Encouraged by colleague and merchandising director Elizabeth Ralley, Milligan moves to the Arcadia group, becoming senior merchandiser for Dorothy Perkins.

1995 - Still within the Arcadia group, Milligan is appointed as Burton’s head of merchandising.

September 1999 - Milligan becomes Topman’s merchandising director.

June 2004 - Milligan undertakes the merchandising director role at Arcadia-owned Wallis.

October 2009 - Making the leap to online retail, Milligan is appointed merchandising director for etailer Asos.

October 2011- Cocosa poaches Milligan from Asos, appointing her as its managing director, replacing Linda Peters who was appointed less than a year before in December 2010.

March 2012 - After just six months as Cocosa’s managing director Milligan leaves the womenswear etailer.

May 2012 – Appointed as Reiss’s trading director, Milligan takes on overall responsibility for buying and merchandising.

February 2013 - After eight months as Reiss’s trading director Milligan leaves.

July 2013 - Milligan is appointed managing director of young fashion retailer Bank.

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