Iolanda Tursi is General Counsel of Kurt Geiger Limited, the leading luxury shoe retailer in Europe with ongoing expansion internationally.
She joined the business in 2009, which was acquired by NYSE-listed Jones Apparel Group in 2011. Previously, Iolanda was Senior Counsel at FTSE-100 Burberry Group plc and her responsibilities included international franchising and licensing matters.
From 2000 to 2006, she was Associate General Counsel of Gucci Group n.v. (AEX- and NYSE-listed) during a dynamic phase in Gucci Group’s growth to a multi-branded success phenomenon and she held directorships of various Gucci Group companies including the Alexander McQueen group of companies. Additionally, she was General Counsel for the Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney brands.
She has extensive experience in the luxury goods sector and enjoys working with exciting brands, aiming to maximise their global potential. Iolanda graduated with an LLB degree, followed by a postgraduate diploma, training and qualification as a solicitor in Scotland in 1992. She was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1994.