Our Board

  • Julietta Dexter was announced as the Chair of Smart Works in April 2021.

    She is co-founder and Chief Growth & Purpose Officer of ScienceMagic.Inc and before that was CEO of The Communications Store, one of the world’s leading strategic brand development and communications partners to the world’s best brands in fashion, wellness, beauty and lifestyle.

“The nationwide work that Smart Works does in dressing and coaching unemployed women for job success is extraordinary and extremely successful. The vital need for Smart Works’ work is hugely increased as so many women have suffered job losses during the pandemic. Clients referred to Smart Works are looked after, given the confidence they so urgently need and are given a wonderful moment to make sure they feel their very best to get out into the world, go for that interview and go back into the workplace.”

  • Philippa Charles

    Philippa is Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation, a family-founded grant-making trust. Before joining the trust, she worked in a global role at Associated British Foods.

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  • Tiffanie Darke

    Tiffanie is the Editor in Chief of the A+E Networks channels History, Biography and A&E. Before this, she was the Founder and Director of the creative content agency Method, creating editorial campaigns for brands across The Sunday Times, The Times and The Sun.

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  • Fiona Holmes

    Fiona started her career at Marks & Spencer, where she spent 21 years specialising in Buying & Merchandising. She then took leadership positions at Charles Tyrwhitt, Gray and Osborone and Figleaves amongst others.

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  • Ewa Kerin

    Ewa Kerin is the Honorary Treasurer of Smart Works. She is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Daiwa Capital Markets Europe. Ewa is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants and has held a number of senior positions within the Financial Services industry for over 25 years at JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Willis Towers Watson and HSBC.

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  • Amelia Wallace Mendoza

    Amelia is a writer and journalist. She has considerable experience in fashion and retail, and is a member of the Smart Works volunteer dressing team.

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  • Jane Shepherdson CBE

    Jane has worked in the fashion industry for many years, she ran Topshop from 1997-2006, then became the CEO of Whistles until 2016. She is a director of the London Fashion Fund, an investment vehicle for promoting sustainable fashion and is now developing a platform to enable peer-to-peer clothes rental.

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  • Claire Spencer-Churchill

    Claire works in fashion wholesale across Europe and the Middle East. Having run Claret Showroom for 14 years she recently launched Splash Paris, Europe’s premium Resortwear tradeshow.

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  • Natalie Abou-Alwan

    Natalie is Managing Counsel at BP, she has over 20 years experience working in the energy industry and currently manages a team that supports BP’s low carbon business.

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