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Karen Penney - Trustee

Karen’s success in the financial sector included the senior roles of Vice President and General Manager UK at American Express and Vice President at Western Union, most recently joining the Board as a Non Executive Director for IODM and AIG Life Ltd.  In addition to Clothing Collective Karen is also a Board Trustee for the charity Tempo Time Credits.

Karen has also driven initiatives to foster and ensure good mental health in the workplace, becoming a trained Mental health First Aider herself.


Alan Duncan - Trustee 

Alan became a Trustee of Clothing Collective having previously been Director of Business Development for IBM Systems UK.  His career at IBM gave Alan unique great experience and insights into development and achieving growth.  His skills in these areas are just some of the expertise he is keen to employ to support the growth of Clothing Collective.



Natalie O'Hare - Trustee Treasurer

Started her career at KPMG where she qualified as a chartered accountant with the ICAEW.  She has extensive experience in the retail sector having previously worked in finance positions with brands such as Liberty London and Olivia Burton.  She now runs her own company providing Finance Director services to SMEs in the retail, beauty and creative industries. 


Annabel Bennett - Trustee


Annabel is a dedicated advocate for positive change, most recently working at the Battersea based charity Katherine Low Settlement and as a trustee for the Devon based Harbour House Trust.  With a background in fundraising and community development, she has spent years fostering connections and implementing impactful initiatives to create a brighter future for people and communities. Annabel is committed to making a difference and hopes to use her experience in the third sector to help Clothing Collective thrive.


Fiona Wilson - Trustee

Fiona has worked mainly in the public sector, starting her career as a constituency secretary for a Member of Parliament. She has worked across a number of sectors (health and social care, research, transport, security, regulation) in a variety of roles (corporate and business planning, programme management, business development, strategy, governance, sponsorship, policy development, infrastructure investment). Fiona is looking forward to supporting Clothing Collective in its evolution, using her experience in governance and business planning specifically. Fiona is also a co-opted governor at a local primary school with a lead for disadvantaged pupils.


Antony Wroe - Trustee

Antony first began his career in retail management - initially in Swansea, followed by 8 years Harrods, British Home Stores and then Burberry. 

Having attended the London Business School and identified an opportunity in the market, he then went on to found and manage a recruitment agency specialising in telemarketing for 27 years.  Antony has sought to utilise the skills and experience he gained in business and retail to help others, which he is now able to shares with Clothing Collective.  

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