Gillian Wilmot is the Founder & CEO of Board Mentoring which works with CEO’s and Directors of leading UK and International companies.
Gillian’s executive career encompasses 30 years at leading companies and Brands including Marks & Spencer, Boots, Avon Cosmetics, Littlewoods and Royal Mail. Her early career as a Marketing Director included launching the award-winning and highly profitable Next Directory in the late 80’s and transforming the brand and profitability of Avon Cosmetics in the ’90’s. At Royal Mail in the early 2000’s, she was MD of Mail Markets and part of the team that kick-started the transformation and culture change of the business and its return to profitability.
Gillian was the winner of the 2014 NED Awards Unquoted/Private Equity category (Peel Hunt/Sunday Times) and listed in the Cranfield 100 Women to Watch in the 2014 Female FTSE Report. In 2013 she was appointed as NED and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Nisa Retail, a £1.6bn grocery convenience group and at ELEXON, a company involved in the successful operation of Great Britain’s electricity trading arrangement under the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC). She was also appointed Chairman of Sportscoach UK in December 2015.
As one the UK’s marketing leaders, Gillian is a member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain and works with entrepreneurs to bring new concepts to market and expand channels of distribution.