• Date and time: Thursday 23 April 2015, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: Room RCH/037, Ron Cooke Hub
  • Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

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CEGBI Master Class Guest Lecture Series

Sir Stuart Rose is a leading figure in British retailing with a 40-year career with some of the most successful businesses on the UK High Street. He was educated at Bootham School in York before joining Marks and Spencer as a management trainee. He held chief executive roles at the Burton Group, Argos, Booker and Arcadia where he is credited with reviving the fortunes of the company before its sale to Philip Green. Sir Stuart was also awarded an honorary degree from the University of York in 2013.

Sir Stuart returned to Marks and Spencer in 2004 as Chief Executive becoming Chairman in 2008. Under his leadership, the company fought off a takeover bid, improved profitability and introduced the Plan A sustainability initiative. He stepped down in 2011. In 2008 he was knighted in the New Year Honours for services to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility.

Earlier this year, he was appointed Chairman of online groceries business Ocado as well as being involved with a number of other companies. Sir Stuart delivered the Cantor Business Lecture at the University of York in January 2013.

Speaker biography: Lord Rose has worked in retail for over 40 years. He is Chairman of Ocado, Fat Face and Oasis Healthcare Group. From 2004 to 2011 he was Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer, becoming Chairman in 2008. Stuart was knighted in 2008 and made a life peer in September 2014.

Sir Stuart Rose, Chairman of Ocado, Fat Face and Oasis Healthcare Group
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