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Lord Stuart Rose

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Former Marks & Spencer CEO & Retail Speaker

Lord Stuart Rose is best known for his time as CEO and Chairman of Marks & Spencer, and is Chairman of Ocado and is a leading business speaker on change, retailing and leadership.

Lord Rose’s spent all of his career in the retail sector, from joining Marks & Spencer in 1971 to working as a director at the Burton Group, CEO of Argos, CEO of Arcadia Group before re-joining Marks & Spencer in 2004 as CEO and later as Chairman leaving in 2011.

During his time at Marks and Spencer, Lord Road rejuvenated the business. In January 2007, he was named the “2006 Business Leader of the Year” by the World Leadership Forum for his efforts in restoring the fortunes of Marks & Spencer. Later as the chairman, he pledged to promote green issues and the recycling of plastic bottles at the company.

He is currently the chairman of Ocado, as well as Fat Face, and Oasis Healthcare.

Stuart Rose was knighted in 2008 for services to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility and made a life peer, Baron Rose of Monewden in September 2014. He was also recruited to advise the government on failing hospitals and how to turn them around and improve their organisational structure

He is also Chairman of The Healing Foundation.

SPEAKING TOPICS

Lord Stuart Rose, is credited with transforming some of Britain’s most popular high-street brands, and is an expert speaking on such subjects as –

• Retailing – Turnaround and Transformation
• Leadership
• Customer Service
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Teamwork
• Leading Change

Topics

Change
Customer Engagement
Entrepreneurs
Leadership
Retail
Sustainability/CSR
Teamwork
Turnaround

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