PATRICK WOODALL

Mr. Woodall is Senior Advisor to Pragma Consulting Limited, having previously held the role of Chair and led the firm as CEO for eight years.

Pragma is the UK market leader in commercial due diligence advisory services in respect of retail and wholesale consumer businesses. Mr. Woodall is also non-executive Chairman of L.K. Bennett London Limited, the international luxury brand, and has advised the board of Vivarte SA, the largest apparel retailer in France, in his capacity as independent non-executive director of that company. Mr. Woodall specialises in the apparel sector and in turnarounds, having provided advice to major UK and international investors, banks and corporates on a variety of assignments concerning UK and international retail and wholesale companies. He is also a non-executive Director of Architrave GmbH and also of Coricraft Group Pty. Limited. Mr. Woodall’s international retail and wholesale career spanned some 25 years, with main board and general management roles in companies such as Warehouse, Esprit and Etam plc. He has worked internationally in Germany and France as a management board member of Esprit GmbH and Etam Développement. Mr. Woodall is an honours graduate in law, having studied at the University of Manchester.

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