FORA.tv Speaker - Neil Clifford
Having worked for The Burton Group and Bally prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of Kurt Geiger Ltd., Neil Clifford has a wealth of retail experience. Mr. Clifford joined Kurt Geiger in 1995 as Sales and Marketing Director. He subsequently held a number of senior positions within the business, from Buying Director to Managing Director. In 2002, Mr. Clifford left Kurt Geiger and joined Swiss luxury brand Bally as President of Sales and Global Strategy within the Texas Pacific Group, which acquired the company in 1999. He returned to Kurt Geiger as Chief Executive Officer in September 2003 to lead the management buy-out from the Harrods Group and later led the secondary buy-out in partnership with Graphite Capital in 2008. In his tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Clifford has transformed Kurt Geiger into the largest luxury footwear and accessory retailer in Europe with annual sales of more than $300 million.