Mr. Jerome Squire Griffith
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Jerome Squire Griffith has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since March 2019, before which he served as a Non-Executive Director from September 2016 until March 2019.
Since January 2023, Mr. Griffith has served as the Executive Vice Chairman of Lands' End, Inc., a multi-channel retailer of clothing, accessories, footwear and home products that is listed on NASDAQ. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Lands' End, Inc. from March 2017 until January 2023 and he has served as a director of Lands' End, Inc. since January 2017. He has also served as a director of Vince Holding Corp., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, since November 2013.
Mr. Griffith previously served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and director of Tumi Holdings, Inc., a company which was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, from April 2009 to August 2016 and served as the chairman of the supervisory board of Tom Tailor Holding AG, a company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, from June 2015 to May 2017. From 2002 to February 2009, he was employed at Esprit Holdings Limited, a global fashion brand, where he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and was appointed to the board in 2004. He was then promoted to President of Esprit North and South America in 2006. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Griffith worked as an executive vice president at Tommy Hilfiger, an apparel and retail company. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Griffith worked as the president of retail at the J. Peterman Company, a catalog-based apparel and retail company. From 1989 through 1998, he worked in various positions at Gap, Inc., a retailer of clothing, accessories, and personal care products. Mr. Griffith previously served on the board of Parsons School of Design (2013 to 2020).
Mr. Griffith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA (1979).