Since taking the reins of the BFA in 2019, Lucy Reece Raybould has kickstarted a new era for the Association by welcoming new members into the fold and representing the interests of the footwear sector through national lobbying, events, and initiatives. During her tenure, the British Footwear Association and its members have navigated Brexit, supply chain concerns, and the current cost of living and energy crisis through camaraderie and proactive networking. She has helped to ensure BFA members can cope effectively and with genuine support. Lucy has extensive experience as a change-maker in multiple industries, notably working in operations and business development for jewellery and watch businesses. She is thrilled to return as a DrapersFootwear Awards judge and offer her contributions to this fantastic initiative for the sector.