"These are three strategic appointments, Dylan as the voice of menswear, an area of significant growth; David for his expertise in building international audiences through digital platforms and José, a tech entrepreneur and retail disrupter," said Natalie Massenet, chairman of the BFC. "All three are leaders in their field, innovators and strategists, and will play significant roles in ensuring London leads in design, business, technology and communication in fashion."
The executive board was created in 2009, with the view to keeping industry patrons, partners and the media informed of developments in the British fashion industry. When Massenet came on board as chairman in 2013, she appointed presidents who are specialists in their fields, including Sarah Mower, Meribeth Parker and Sophia Neophitou.
"It is a huge honour to be joining such an esteemed group on the BFC Executive Board," said Neves on his appointment. "Since I started my first fashion business in London in 1996, I have witnessed the tremendous evolution of British fashion and, as a designer and then as a technology entrepreneur, I experienced both the transformational role of the BFC and its unparalleled leadership. The BFC will undoubtedly continue to ensure Britain stays at the forefront of global fashion and I am very humbled and honoured to offer my contribution to this group and its mission."