Executive Team

TexSelect is an organisation run by industry professionals with the added support of many internationally recognised industry names.

The Executive Team is responsible for the overall strategic direction of TexSelect, for sponsor relationships, for the efficient and effective management of funds, and for the selection, mentoring and promotion of the TexSelect designers.

Helga Goldman: Chief Executive

Barbara Kennington: Chairman Read full bio

Peter Ring-Lefevre: Creative Director  Read full bio

Joanna Bowring: Sponsorship Director Read full bio

Roger Tredre: Editorial Consultant Read full bio

Kate Harris: International Communications

Gilian Little: Designer Liaison

TexSelect Trustees and Council

The trustees and council members meet twice each year to monitor and review how TexSelect is performing against its aims and objectives. Members represent design education, industry, press and PR.  All are highly regarded in their fields.

Honorary Trustees: Hugh BeevorBarbara KenningtonJane Rapley OBE

Council Members: Peter Ackroyd MBE, The Woolmark Company; Sarah Cheyne, Johnson Cheyne Design; Christian Dewar Durie, journalist; Gill Gledhill, GGHQ & Premiere Vision Paris; Katie Greenyer, Pentland Group; Janet Holbrook, Holbrook Studios; Clare Johnston, Royal College of Art; Jane Makower, M.Makower & Co Ltd; Emma Mawston, Blendworth; Jaine McCormack, Guy Goodfellow Ltd; Yann Menard, Mode Information Europe; Scarlet Oliver, alumna 2006; Kay Politowicz, Chelsea College of Arts; Janet Prescott, journalist: Jane Rapley OBE, Central St. Martins College of Art & Design; Emma J Shipley, eponymous brand, alumna 2011;  Jeremy Somers, Circleline; Andrew Stevenson, Paul Smith, alumnus 2010; Philippa Watkins, journalist; Sandy Verdon, Hobbs; Carlo Volpi, eponymous brand, alumnus 2012.

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TexSelect is a registered charity, entirely funded by the generous sponsorship of industry, by British charitable foundations, and by individuals connected to the industry. All believe wholeheartedly in supporting the next generation of textile design talent and in encouraging innovation and excellence.

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