Board of Directors

José Neves 

José Neves is our founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2008. He is also Chairman of our Board. Mr. Neves has been involved in luxury fashion since the mid-1990s when he launched footwear business SWEAR. Mr. Neves later founded SIX London, and in 2001, Mr. Neves opened the B-Store, which won the British Fashion Award for Retailer of the Year in 2006. Mr. Neves served on the British Fashion Council board from 2016 to 2018. Mr. Neves currently serves on the boards of several private companies. Mr. Neves studied Economics at the Universidade do Porto in Portugal.

Member of the ESG Committee

Dana Evan

Dana Evan has served as a non-executive director since April 2015. Ms. Evan is a venture partner at Icon Ventures and has invested in and served on the boards of companies in the internet, technology and media sectors since 2007. Between 1996 and 2007, Ms. Evan served as Chief Financial Officer of VeriSign, Inc. Ms. Evan brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience in global finance and operations management in the technology and media sectors. Ms. Evan currently serves on the boards of Survey Monkey Inc., Domo Inc., Box, Inc. and Proofpoint, Inc. Ms. Evan also serves on the boards of several private technology companies. Ms. Evan has also served on the board of directors of Criteo S.A. from 2013 to 2017, Fusion-IO from 2011 to 2014, Everyday Health Inc. until it was acquired by Ziff Davis, LLC in December 2016, Fusion-IO, Inc., which was acquired by SanDisk in August 2014 and Omniture, Inc., until it was acquired by Adobe Systems Inc. in 2009. Ms. Evan holds a degree from the University of Santa Clara and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Ms. Evan was named Director of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors in 2019.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the ESG Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee

Stephanie Horton

Stephanie Horton has served as a non-executive director since August 2020. A 25-year veteran of the luxury fashion and marketing communities, Ms. Horton brings extensive experience in delivering creative marketing solutions for global brands. Ms. Horton has served as the Director of Marketing for Google Shopping since August 2020. Previously, Ms. Horton served as a consultant Chief Executive Officer at Hemp Tailor, a designer of sustainable hemp clothing. From October 2017 to December 2019, Ms. Horton served as Chief Strategy Officer at Alexander Wang, where she was responsible for building international strategic partnerships for business growth opportunities as well as overseeing a range of the company’s strategic global functions. Prior to this, Ms. Horton served as Chief Marketing Officer at Farfetch from 2013 to 2017. Ms. Horton also served as the Head of Global Communications and Brand Marketing at Shopbop.com from 2011 to 2013 and served as Executive Director of Creative Services at Vogue Magazine from 2006 to 2011 and as Director, Marketing Services at The New York Times, from 2001 to 2005. Ms. Horton also currently serves on the board of several private companies. Ms. Horton is also the joint co-founder of Fashion Tech Connects, an initiative created to increase the number of women of colour in fashion and tech positions. Ms. Horton holds a degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Chair of the ESG Committee

Diane Irvine

Diane M. Irvine has served as a non-executive director since August 2020. Ms. Irvine previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Blue Nile, Inc., an online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry, from 2008 to 2011, and as president from 2007 to 2008. Ms. Irvine also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Nile from 1999 to 2007. Between 1994 and 1999, Ms. Irvine served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. and, from 1981 to 1994, Ms. Irvine served in various capacities, most recently as a partner, at Coopers & Lybrand LLP. Ms. Irvine has also previously served on the board of directors of the XO Group, Inc. from 2014 until its merger with WeddingWire in 2018.

Ms. Irvine currently serves on the boards and audit committees of Yelp Inc., Funko, Inc. and Casper Sleep Inc. Ms. Irvine also serves on the boards of several private companies. Ms. Irvine holds a B.S. in Accounting from Illinois State University and an M.S. in Taxation and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Golden Gate University.

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee

Victor Luís

Victor Luís has served as a non-executive director since August 2020. Mr. Luís brings extensive luxury fashion experience to the Farfetch board, with prior roles in luxury companies in key regions, including Asia-Pacific, particularly China and Japan, and North America. From January 2014 to September 2019, Mr. Luís served as the Chief Executive Officer and on the board of directors of Tapestry, Inc. (formerly known as Coach, Inc.), a multinational luxury fashion company, where he led the company’s transformation into Tapestry Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury brands including Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. Previously, Mr. Luís served in a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibility at Coach, Inc., beginning as President and Chief Executive Officer of Coach Japan in 2006, and rapidly assumed additional leadership responsibilities globally, progressing to President and Chief Commercial Officer of Coach, Inc. in 2013. Prior to joining Coach, Inc., from 2002 to 2006, Mr. Luís was President and Chief Executive Officer of Baccarat, Inc., where he ran the North American operation of the French luxury brand. Mr. Luís joined the Moët-Hennessy Louis Vuitton Group in 1995, ultimately advancing to President and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, Givenchy, Japan Incorporated, before leaving in 2002. Mr. Luís currently serves on the board and compensation committee of Deckers Outdoor Corporation and is an investor in and advisor to several private companies. Mr. Luís holds a B.A. degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts and an M.A. in International Economics from Durham University.

Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

David Rosenblatt 

David Rosenblatt has served as non-executive director since May 2017. Since 2011, Mr. Rosenblatt has served as the Chief Executive Officer of 1stdibs.com and also serves on their board of directors. From 2004 through 2008, Mr. Rosenblatt served as the Chief Executive Officer of DoubleClick. Following Mr. Rosenblatt’s sale of DoubleClick to Google in 2007, he served as Google’s President of Display Advertising until 2009. Mr. Rosenblatt currently serves on the boards of Twitter and IAC/InterActive Corp, where he also serves on the Compensation Committee. He has previously served on the board of Narrative Science, Inc. and was Chairman and co-founder of Group Commerce, Inc. Mr. Rosenblatt has a degree from Yale University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee

Gillian Tans

Gillian Tans has served as a non-executive director since August 2020. Ms. Tans has served as Chairwoman of Booking.com, an online worldwide travel agency and the largest brand of Booking Holdings Inc., since June 2019. Previously, Ms. Tans served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com, where she was responsible for overseeing all of Booking.com’s functional departments and operations, from January 2015 and April 2016, respectively, until June 2019. Ms. Tans served as Booking.com’s Chief Operating Officer from September 2011 to April 2016 and as Booking.com’s Director of Hotels & Content from 2002 to 2011. Before joining Booking.com, Ms. Tans served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility at the Golden Tulip Worldwide hotel group, where she served as Product Manager, Marketing Manager and Director of Sales. Ms. Tans has also worked for the Intercontinental Hotel Group and with a number of independent hotels. Ms. Tans began her career at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee