Will Kernan is the Chief Executive Officer of British fashion retailer River Island and has held this post since September 2019.
Before joining River Island, Will was the Chief Executive Officer and led the turnaround and merger of Wiggle Chain Reaction Group, the online cycling and tri-sports specialist business.
For the five years prior to joining Wiggle in March 2017, Will was the Chief Executive Officer of The White Company. During his tenure the company was listed in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for Profit/Sales and International Growth for 4 years out of 5.
With 30 years retail experience, previously Will held various roles at New Look including Group FD, COO and Group Managing Director. He was part of the team that grew turnover from c£420m to £1.8bn.
Will graduated from Exeter University with an Honours Degree in Economics, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, sits on the Exeter University Advisory Board, Chairs Biscuiteers.com as well as supporting a number of online retail start-ups.