Former Body & Bath Works chief Diane Neal joins watch group.

Fossil has appointed ex-Body & Bath Works chief executive Diane Neal to its board of directors.

Neal’s appointment is effective immediately and brings the board of directors to 11 people, nine of who are independent directors. She will serve on the Compensation Committee of the board of directors.


Fossil chief executive and chairman Kosta Kartsotis said: “We are very pleased to add Diane to our board. Her extensive experience in retailing and merchandising will be invaluable to us as we continue to expand our Fossil accessories and multi-brand watch businesses globally.”

Neal has previously worked at US homewares and beauty retail chain Bath & Body Works. She resigned from the position of chief executive in July in order to move cities for personal reasons.

Before joining Bath & Body Works Neal worked for fashion retailer Gap , heading up its Outlet division. She has also worked for a number of other prominent US retail businesses.