NET-A-PORTER appoints Managing Director

September 9, 2016

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP today announces the appointment of Matthew Woolsey as Managing Director of NET-A-PORTER, the world’s premier online luxury fashion destination.

Woolsey will be responsible for the day-to-day management of NET-A-PORTER, further developing the outstanding combination of content and commerce that has defined the brand since launch, and he will be driving its international growth.

Woolsey will oversee the content, marketing and buying functions for NET-A-PORTER, drawing on the company’s culture of innovation, its longstanding relationships with global luxury brands and its ability to deliver exceptional customer experiences around an inspiring and curated offering.

Based in YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP’s London headquarters, Woolsey will report to Alison Loehnis, President of NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER, and joins the Group Executive Team. Loehnis continues to lead the strategic direction and vision of NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER.

Prior to his appointment, Woolsey was Executive Vice President of Digital for Barneys New York, the US luxury retailer, where he oversaw the tripling of Barneys’ digital business in four years with an emphasis on mobile, personalization and editorial.

Woolsey’s appointment is a key milestone in NET-A-PORTER’s growth strategy and demonstrates YNAP’s strong commitment to delivering on its Five Year Plan unveiled in July 2016.

I am delighted to join NET-A-PORTER and build on its track record of continuously reinventing luxury retail. The creativity and desire of the team to set new standards will allow us to bring new experiences to our brands and customers.

Matthew Woolsey, Managing Director of NET-A-PORTER

Matthew is an outstanding talent with a track record of excellence in areas core to our business. His background in journalism, tech and e-commerce defines him as a true 21st century leader with a clear vision of how best to harness technology to enhance service and customer experience.
Matthew’s understanding of both an American and international luxury fashion customer will serve him well in his new role managing NET-A-PORTER’s global business. Alongside Toby Bateman at MR PORTER we have two exceptional talents driving our businesses forward to an exciting future.

Alison Loehnis, President of NET-A-PORTER & MR PORTER