Board of Directors

José Neves 

José Neves is the founder of Farfetch, and has served as Co-Chair of the Board since February 2017. Prior to then Mr. Neves served as Chairman, and he has also served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer since its founding in 2008. 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, he 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 studied Economics at the Universidade do Porto in Portugal.

Frederic Court 

Frederic Court has served as a non-executive director since April 2010. Mr. Court is the founder and managing partner of Felix Capital, a venture capital firm he launched in 2015. Mr. Court also has been a General Partner at Advent Ventures since 2001 with a global focus on investment opportunities in consumer internet, mobile and software. Mr. Court brings over 20 years’ experience in entrepreneurial investment in the technology industry. Mr. Court currently serves on the boards of several private companies. Mr. Court holds a degree from ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Member of the Compensation 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 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 and as a member 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).

Member of the Audt Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee

Jon Kamaluddin

Jon Kamaluddin has served as a non-executive director since June 2015. Mr. Kamaluddin brings over 16 years of executive experience in creative consumer brands and related enabling-technologies investment, ecommerce and technology. Mr. Kamaluddin served as a member of the board of ASOS PLC between 2004 and 2013, while spending five years as the Financial Director and the company Secretary before moving to the International Director position. Mr. Kamaluddin currently serves on the board of BCA Marketplace Plc, where he also serves as Chairman of the audit committee, and serves on the boards of several private companies as well. He is also Chairman of the board of a private company. Mr. Kamaluddin holds a degree from the University of Bristol. Mr. Kamaluddin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Chair of the Audit Committee

Richard Liu 

Richard Liu has served as a non-executive director since June 2017. Mr. Liu is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JD.com. In June 1998, Mr. Liu started his own business in Beijing, which was mainly engaged in the distribution of magneto-optical products. In January 2004, Mr. Liu launched his first online retail website, and he founded JD.com later that year. Mr. Liu holds a degree from Renmin University of China in Beijing and an EMBA degree from the China Europe International Business School

Dame Natalie Massenet

Dame Natalie Massenet, DBE has served as a non-executive director and Co-Chair since February 2017. Ms. Massenet is currently the Co-Managing Partner of Imaginary Ventures, whose portfolio companies include Appear Here, Daily Harvest and Good American. In 2000, Ms. Massenet founded and launched her ecommerce venture, Net-A-Porter, a luxury fashion online retailer. Ms. Massenet served as Executive Chairman until September 2015, when she stepped down following the YOOX and Net-a-Porter merger. Ms. Massenet currently serves on the board of Imaginary Ventures Limited and Donhead House Limited and served on the board of the British Fashion Council as Chairman from 2012 to 2017. In 2009, Ms. Massenet was awarded an MBE, and in January 2016, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Both awards were in recognition of her contributions to the United Kingdom fashion and retail industries. Ms. Massenet holds a degree from University of California, Los Angeles.

Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee

Jonathan Newhouse 

Jonathan Newhouse has served as a non-executive director since July 2017. Mr. Newhouse has been Chairman of Condé Nast International, a media holding company, since 1991 and serves on the management board of Condé Nast U.S. Mr. Newhouse currently serves on the boards and committees of numerous Condé Nast International’s group and publication companies, including Tatler Publishing Company Limited and Interculture Communications Inc. Mr. Newhouse previously served as Executive Vice President of The New Yorker in the mid-1980s and then publisher of Details Magazine. Mr. Newhouse is also a founder and director of Child Priority Foundation, an Italy-based charitable organization, which was started in 2001. Mr. Newhouse was honored as Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters of France in 2008, and in 2017 was granted an honorary fellowship from Shenkar College in Tel Aviv, honoring him for his achievements and contribution to the fashion and publishing industries. Mr. Newhouse attended Yale College

Danny Rimer 

Danny Rimer has served as an observer since 2011 and as a non-executive director since February 2015. Mr. Rimer has been a general partner at Index Ventures, a venture capital firm, since 2002. Mr. Rimer currently serves as non-executive director on the boards of several private companies. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Rimer served on the boards of Boku and British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, and from 2012 to 2015, he served on the board of Etsy Inc. Mr. Rimer also previously held board positions with Betfair, Dropbox and Skype. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2017 for services to business and charity. Mr. Rimer holds a degree from Harvard University.

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

Mike Risman 

Mike Risman has served as a non-executive director since April 2014. Mr. Risman is Managing Partner and a founding member of Vitruvian Partners, having co-founded the firm in 2006. Prior to Vitruvian, Mr. Risman spent ten years at Apax Partners where he was a Global Equity Partner and led their Information Technology Investment Team in Europe. Between 2012 and 2016, Mr. Risman served as a non-executive director of Just Eat plc, and he previously served on the board of Dialog Semiconductor Plc. Mr. Risman currently serves on the boards of several private companies as non-executive director. Mr. Risman has a degree from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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. 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