Mairi Fairley

Senior Leadership

Mairi works in the Retail and Leisure sectors with a particular passion for apparel, international strategy and proposition improvement.

Mairi has over 10 years experience, working collaboratively with clients to develop customer centric strategies for growth. She has considerable experience across all parts of corporate strategy including proposition improvement, pricing and promotion, international expansion and operating model improvement as well as due diligence work in both the Retail and Leisure sectors.

She has recently put her strategic experience into practice, spending 3 years at a premium womenswear brand creating and delivering the turnaround strategy, building the international business and completing a transaction before returning to OC&C.

Education & Prior Experience

  • Strategy, Business Development & International Director, Hobbs
  • Project Lead Health & Wellbeing, Tesco
  • MChem, Oxford University
"Businesses that put their customers and their employees at the heart of everything and that can make the hard choices on what not to do are often the most successful"

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