Katy Wood



Katy Wood

Head/Director of Fashion Product - Product Development, Production, Buying, Sourcing, Sustainability. Head of Product - B&M, PD @ HUEL, Ex Product Director @ REISS

Current Location

Glasgow, UK

Katy is available for work


Production Director/Head of Dept with over 19 years' experience in the fashion industry. Strong track record of successfully building and executing business and product strategies to drive sales and profit across Menswear, Womenswear and Accessories. A creative problem solver who is passionate about product and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Highly experienced in leading a team to exceed on product KPI's across product development, quality, price and timing.

  • Brands Katy has worked with
    • Huel
    • Career Break
    • Reiss
    • Eyefix International
    • Denza International
    • Frangipani
  • Katy's past titles
    • Head of Product
    • Production Director
    • Head Of Production
    • Product Coordinator
    • Product Manager
    • Product Development Manager
    • Talent Acquisition Manager
    • Assistant
    • Consultant
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Permanent Positions
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting

Head of Product - Product Development, Buying and Merchandising


Apr 2021 - Present



Aug 2019 - Dec 2021

MD @ Frangipani Sept 2020 – Dec 2021
Director @ Fashion Foundry March 2020 – Aug 2021
Consultant @ Kestin Aug 2019 – March 2020

Production Director


Feb 2015 - Sep 2018

One of 8 Directors in the business (£160 million Annual turnover)

• Contributed to the most successful year in REISS history before the sale, increasing EBITDA by 24% YoY.

• In the lead up to the b...

Head of Production – Womenswear, Menswear and Accessories


May 2014 - Feb 2015

Promoted from Product Manager in May 2014
•Reported to David Reiss, Founder and Managing Director.
•Responsible for Product Development, Sourcing, Supply Base, Production, Cost price/Intake margin, ...

Menswear Product Manager


Oct 2008 - May 2014

Promoted from Product Co-Ordinator in October 2008

• Reported directly to MD/Owner and the Menswear Design Director.
• Headed up all aspects of Product Development, Production and Technical within a...

  • Supplier Sourcing


  • Product Development


  • Leadership


  • Sustainable Fashion


  • Supplier Negotiation


  • Business Strategy


  • Product Strategy


  • Fashion Buying



Northumbria University

2:1 BA (Hons

BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing

1999 to 2003

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