Gill Smith

Managing Director, The Perfume Shop

Gill Smith

Gill has spent over 20 years working in the FMCG sector after qualifying as a chartered accountant.  Her early career was in various senior finance roles in the wines and spirits industry before moving into retail in 2006 when she joined The Perfume Shop. 

 Gill spent 8 years as CFO across the A.S Watson Group delivering ambitious turnaround plans for Superdrug and Savers before being appointed Managing Director of The Perfume Shop in 2014. Gill is passionate about bringing back excitement into buying and owning perfume and is adapting The Perfume Shop retail experience to deliver this for customers. 

Gill is a Retail Week Be Inspired Ambassador and a former member of the board of Cosmetic Executive Women.

Any spare time is split between London and Kent with her husband Mark improving her golf, baking. wine tasting and trying to like running for charity.