Lord Stuart Rose

Former Chairman of Marks & Spencer

Lord Rose one of the preeminent executives in retail and one of the best-known British business leaders, is credited with giving Marks & Spencer renewed energy and cachet among younger, more fashion-savvy customers. During his time, he was named the 2006 Business Leader of the Year by the World Leadership Forum.

"A leading authority in retail and management"

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  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Environmental Issues
  • The M&S Story
  • Leadership
  • Customer Services
  • Creating Customer Loyalty


He presents in English.

How he presents

Confident and professional Lord Rose transmits the energy which he used to transform several UK retail giants to eager audiences as his talks, recounting experiences and offering invaluable advice.

In Detail

Since leaving M&S in 2011, Stuart has served as a non-executive director of Woolworths Holdings Ltd, non-executive Chairman of Dressipi.com, an independent non-executive director and chairman Designate of Ocado, and an advisor to the UK government. Additionally, he was Chairman of The British Fashion Council from 2004 - 2008, Chairman of Business in the Community from 2008 - 2010 and a Non-Executive Director of Land Securities from 2003-2013. He also mentors young entrepreneurs. During his illustrious career in business, Stuart was often committed to promoting "green" issues, notably while at M&S, where he instituted the recycling of plastic bottles and pledged to reduce non-glass waste by 25 percent and plastic bags by 33 percent.


With a well earned and established reputation in Britain's retail sector, Lord Rose is ideally placed to offer audiences insights into the secrets of his ongoing success. In his presentations, he considers the lessons learned about organisational change, and how to navigate turbulent trading conditions.



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