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Stuart Rose

The Chairman of Ocado, Sir Stuart Rose was responsible for turning around British retailer Marks & Spencer when it was at its lowest ebb, successfully reversing the decline in performance. As a keynote speaker, Stuart considers the lessons learned about organisational change, explains how to navigate turbulent trading conditions, and underlines the case for socially responsible business.

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Stuart Rose Biography

Sir Stuart Rose is a stalwart of business, a leading authority in retail and management. He has a truly distinguished track record in turning around struggling retailers.

Stuart is a fantastic retail keynote speaker on issues such as change management, leadership, corporate social responsibility and customer service.

Sir Stuart Rose, a name synonymous with Marks & Spencer, boasts a career spanning 40 years, since joining M&S in 1971.

His next move was to Burton Group in 1989, and ten years later he was appointed Chief Executive of Argos plc, followed closely by his next career move to become Chief Executive of Booker plc which eventually merged with the Iceland Group.

Named Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer plc in May 2004 and Chairman four years later, Sir Stuart stood down in 2011.

Chairman of The British Fashion Council from 2004 – 2008, Sir Stuart was...

Sir Stuart Rose is a stalwart of business, a leading authority in retail and management. He has a truly distinguished track record in turning around struggling retailers.

Stuart is a fantastic retail keynote speaker on issues such as change management, leadership, corporate social responsibility and customer service.

Sir Stuart Rose, a name synonymous with Marks & Spencer, boasts a career spanning 40 years, since joining M&S in 1971.

His next move was to Burton Group in 1989, and ten years later he was appointed Chief Executive of Argos plc, followed closely by his next career move to become Chief Executive of Booker plc which eventually merged with the Iceland Group.

Named Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer plc in May 2004 and Chairman four years later, Sir Stuart stood down in 2011.

Chairman of The British Fashion Council from 2004 – 2008, Sir Stuart was then Chairman of Business in the Community from 2008 for two years, and is a non-executive director of Land Securities plc, and Woolworths (South Africa).

He was appointed Chairman of Blue Inc in June 2012, and 6 months later Chairman of Dressipi, an online fashion service.

Most recently it was announced that Sir Stuart will be an independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman Designate of Ocado Group plc.

He was knighted in 2008 for services to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility.

Stuart's strong business background means he can advise companies on their next moves in the post-Brexit climate. 

For further information or to book Sir Stuart Rose, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0) 20 8365 3200 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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