Lord (Stuart) Rose

Life Peer & Former Chairman of Marks and Spencer

Biography

Stuart has worked all his life in retail having joined Marks & Spencer in 1971. After leaving Marks & Spencer in 1989 he successively managed the multiple retail chains at The Burton Group, Argos, Booker, Arcadia and subsequently returned to Marks & Spencer in 2004 as Chief Executive, becoming Chairman in 2008. He left M&S in 2011. He is a Non-Executive Director of Woolworths (South Africa) and is on the advisory board of Bridgepoint Capital. In May 2013 he joined Ocado as Chairman. He is also Chairman of Fat Face, Oasis Healthcare Group and The Healing Foundation, a medical charity. He was knighted in 2008, and made a peer in 2014.

Related speakers

Sir Brendan Barber

Chair, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council

Tim Maccabee

MD, Ducati UK

Evgeny Lebedev

Chairman, Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd

Will King

Founder & CEO, The King of Shaves Company Ltd

Mark Carney

The Governor of the Bank of England

Kerry Taylor

CMO Viacom UK & SVP, Youth and Music, Viacom International