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.

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