Speaker Gillian Wilmot is a Chairing Senate working with Gambling Commission & Major Operators
As one the UK's marketing leaders, Speaker Gillian Wilmot 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. Gillian's executive career encompasses 30 years at leading companies and Brands including Marks & Spencer, Boots, Avon Cosmetics, Littlewoods and Royal Mail. Starting January 2018, she was designated the Chairing Senate, having to work closely with the Gambling Commission and other major operators.
Speaker Gillian Wilmot's 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. Speaker Gillian Wilmot has done two turnaround roles as a CEO and led buyout bids. Gillian's NED Board career includes Blackwells (retail), Land of Leather (retail) and Admiral (insurance). Gillian writes and speaks on Leadership, Mentoring and the Boardroom.
In 2013, Speaker Gillian Wilmot was appointed as NED and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Nisa Retail, a £1.6 bn 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).
In 2012, she was appointed to the Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB) which advises UK Government on large commercial investment projects and gives robust independent business advice to Ministers. She was appointed Chairman of Sportscoach UK in December 2015 (press release).