ACS appoints Peter Williams as Non-Executive Chairman

ACS Clothing Limited (“ACS”), the UK’s leading circular and sustainable fashion enabler, has announced the appointment of Peter Williams as Non-Executive Chairman and a Director of the company.  Williams was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2023 and became Chairman with immediate effect.

Williams is currently Chairman at Mister Spex, the omnichannel eyewear retailer based in Berlin, and has enjoyed a distinguished career in the wider fashion and retail sector. Prior to his current non-executive appointments, he was Chairman of a number of globally-acclaimed brands including Sophia Webster, boohoo, Superdry, Jaeger and Blacks. He also served on the board of ASOS for eight years.

Williams also held the role of CFO at Selfridges, before subsequently taking up the reigns as CEO. During his thirteen years at the business, the Oxford Street store underwent a major transformation, the company was publicly listed, and three additional stores were opened outside London.

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew Rough, Chief Executive of ACS, commented: “On behalf of the Board, and personally, I am really looking forward to working with Peter. Having carved out an excellent career in the fashion and retail sector, I’m confident that he will provide invaluable experience as we continue to grow.

“We have ambitious plans to expand ACS as we continue to enable circular solutions for fashion brands and retailers. We are at a very exciting stage and being able to attract someone of Peter’s calibre and experience is very pleasing.”

Peter Williams added: “I am very excited to be joining the ACS Board. The company operates the largest circular fashion hub in Europe, at a time when there is a critical need for circular solutions and providers within the fashion sector. Whether this be rental, pre-loved or recommerce, ACS is perfectly positioned to enable its customers to exploit circular fashion business models in addition to the traditional linear process.

“ACS has a world-class operation and I look forward to guiding the team through the next stage of the company’s ambitious development strategy.”

For more information about ACS, visit www.acsclothing.co.uk.