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Fortnum & Mason Appoints Marty Wikstrom to Board

Fortnum & Mason has appointed retail veteran Marty Wikstrom to its board as a non-executive director, the company.

Fortnum & Mason, the storied London department store owned by the Weston family, has appointed retail veteran Marty Wikstrom to its board as a non-executive director, the company.

Wikstrom’s background includes serving as chief executive of fashion and accessories at Richemont, a role she resigned last year, while her notable past roles include managing director of Harrods and president of Nordstrom’s full-line stores. She is a founder of the Atelier Fund, which acquires and develops luxury brands, and is chairman of the board at the luxury men’s shoe company Harrys of London.

Fortnum & Mason has also appointed Simon Vincent, president for the EMEA region for Hilton world wide, as a non-executive director.

Kate Hobhouse, chairman of Fortnum & Mason said of the appointments: “Marty has more than 30 years experience with luxury brands, while Simon has impeccable e-commerce and travel credentials. They are very different areas of expertise but are increasingly relevant to our developing business.” Last year, Fortnum & Mason — which is known for its grand Piccadilly store — opened a store in London’s St. Pancras International rail station, and in March opened a standalone store in Dubai, its first outside the U.K..