John Power, born in York and moved to Sheffield as an infant, remains a steadfast, proud Yorkshire man. He now resides in a small village in North Derbyshire, on a farm with his wife, Lindsay of 20 years, and their three children. They keep a few animals on what John describes as a “hobby farm”, which includes keeping cows, geese, chickens and two dogs.
John has worked for the family business for over 32 years, the past 10 of which he has held the position of Managing Director and Chairman of Panache Lingerie.
John’s whole life has been connected with the Lingerie industry, as his father, Anthony Power, had worked for Playtex from 1962 – 1982. Anthony took the initiative to set up Panache Lingerie in 1982 and it was a natural progression for John to join the family business, which still remains wholly owned by the Power family today. The board consists of John and his elder sisters and younger brother. Today, Panache trades in 53 countries worldwide with offices in Sheffield, New York and China.
John is quoted:
“After a lifetime and livelihood that the lingerie industry has provided my family, I’m delighted and honoured to be associated with The Bust Trust in my capacity of Chair. We have a great team of proven individuals who have taken on the role of Trustees and who are dedicated to ensure that we work efficiently to make certain that The Bust Trust’s funds are diligently distributed to charitable organisations both small and large. It is of utmost importance to us that these charitable organisations seek to reach women of all ages and promote breast health and wellbeing.”