Empiric Student Property


Non-Executive Director

Alice Avis

Alice is currently a Non-Executive Director of BGF (the Business Growth Fund), The Edrington Group Limited and Cyden Ltd. She was previously Executive Chairman of Lumene Oy and CEO of The Sanctuary Spa Group, leading its turnaround and growth prior to its sale to PZ Cussons. Alice then remained with the business as its Chairman until 2009.

Alice brings a wealth of marketing, e-commence, strategy and operational experience across the consumer goods and retail sectors. Her expertise is across both large FTSE100 organisations as well as smaller, entrepreneurial businesses in the UK and internationally and in both executive and non-executive roles.

Previously Alice was Director of Marketing and e-Commerce at Marks and Spencer Group Plc, Global Brand Director of Johnnie Walker at Diageo PLC and a consultant at Bain & Co. In 2009, Alice was awarded an MBE for services to the beauty industry. She serves an advisor to the National Trust and is a Trustee of the charity City Harvest London.