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 P.L.C. 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 multibranded 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 was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1994.