Kim Roy has been a director at Chico’s FAS since February 2019, Kim chairs the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance and Merchant committees and is a member of it’s Audit committee. Ms. Roy has over 30 years’ experience in the retail industry. She has developed, grown and led several multibillion-dollar brand portfolios particularly in women’s fashion apparel and accessories and has significant strategic branding, merchandising, marketing and operating expertise. Previously Ms. Roy held several senior leadership positions at Ralph Lauren Corporation. As Group President, North America Kim led Polo, Lauren and Chaps brands for men, women, children, and home from 2014-2016. Prior to that, Ms. Roy was Group President Lauren brands, leading the company’s portfolio of women’s brands from 2008-2014. Ms. Roy joined Ralph Lauren in 2003 to launch its first owned women’s brand, Lauren and was Lauren President for five years.
Prior to her years at Ralph Lauren, Ms. Roy was President of Ann Taylor, Group President Liz Claiborne, Inc. and SVP General Merchandise Manager at Associated Merchandising Corporation. Ms. Roy began her career at Abraham and Straus.
Ms. Roy was a member of the board of directors at Weight Watcher’s International, Inc. (now WWW International, Inc.) and served on its audit committee. She has been a trustee for Skidmore College, her alma mater, since 2009 and is currently on its Executive committee, co-chairs its Compensation committee and is a member of its Communications Marketing committee. Ms. Roy is also a director for Catholic Guardian Services, serves on its Strategic Planning, Investment, and Finance committees.