Diane Savory OBE

Board Member

Diane is the Chair of Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership which has a place, high street and retail specialism. She sits on the BEIS Retail Sector Council as well as the ministerial-chaired Economic Recovery Workgroup for MHCLG. Diane is also chair for the cultural charity, Cheltenham Festivals.

Diane was awarded an OBE in recognition of her work with GFirst LEP and her contribution to business, and was appointed as a Deputy Lord-Lieutenant in 2015.

With a passion for fashion, Diane studied retail and exhibition design at Cassio College, Watford. After joining Cult Clothing, the predecessor of SuperGroup Plc, she rapidly progressed through the organisation to become its Chief Operating Officer, transforming the company from a small, local enterprise to the now-distinctive global fashion retailer that is Superdry. Furthermore, she has mentored businesses to help them succeed in today's challenging environment and is a board member for a number of companies.