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Drapers Next Generation Academy speakers announced

The Drapers Next Generation Academy on April 10 is fast approaching and Drapers is excited to reveal the names of speakers confirmed for the day.

The sessions will be made up of on-stage presentations, panel discussions and Q&A’s led by members of the Drapers team.

2014 speaker line-up

Betty Jackson, designer
Ray Kelvin, chief executive, Ted Baker
David Reiss, owner, Reiss
Oliver Spencer, designer
Sir Stuart Rose, former CEO of Arcadia, former chairman and CEO of Marks & Spencer
Kate Bostock, chief executive, Coast
Jason Tarry, chief executive group clothing, Tesco
Sarah Curran, luxury director, Shop Direct
Peter Ruis, chief executive, Jigsaw
Laura Southern, senior buyer - brands and concessions Topman
Natalie Cowan, established buyer - brands and concessions Topman
Victoria Nelson, senior fashion buyer, Shop Direct
Gavin Williams, senior fashion merchandiser, Shop Direct
Laura Campbell, junior buyer, Coast
Lily Rice, founder, Lexie Sport
Mike Gomnam, Mobile UX designer, Shop Direct
Tara Hill, M& commercial trading manager (womenswear), Marks & Spencer


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