Peter Wood joined AllSaints as Chief Financial Officer in 2010, stepping up to the Chief Executive role in 2018. In his first full year as Chief Executive, AllSaints delivered the best financial results in its history. In 2020 he also became Chief Executive of John Varvatos, the US-based alternative luxury menswear brand, leading a successful acquisition and turnaround of the business notwithstanding the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. The combined AllSaints/John Varvatos group now has global revenues of more than £400m with a team of approximately 2,500 operating throughout the UK, Americas, Europe and Asia.
Peter qualified as a chartered accountant in 1997, specialising in corporate finance with Arthur Andersen in Scotland and London. Before joining AllSaints he developed considerable experience working with leading UK entrepreneurs and private equity firms, helping them to deliver their growth ambitions, always within consumer-focused businesses. He took up his first board position back in 2000 as Chief Financial Officer of multi-brand casualwear retailer USC, which at the time was Diesel’s largest wholesale customer in Europe.
In 2022 Peter was appointed to the board of the British Retail Consortium as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the BRC’s Audit and Risk Committee. He lives in Hampshire with his wife and two children.