Ambassadors and supporters

Featuring over 40 senior retail leaders across the UK who put their people first, our ambassador programme will help raise awareness of the Trust, support the charity’s crucial fundraising initiatives, and play a key role in shaping the way it continues to support its members and their employees.


Andy Harding

UK Managing Director, Openpay

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Andy Moat

People Director, B&Q

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Bridget Lea

Managing Director of Commercial, BT plc

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Christian Hansen

Partner and Head of the General Retail Practice, Newton

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Colin Porter

Chairman, Emma Bridgewater and FatFace

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Colin Temple

Managing Director, schuh

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David Keens

Non-Executive roles at Sainsbury's, Auto Trader and Moonpig

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David Robinson

COO, Pets at Home

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Ed Connolly

CCO, Dixons Carphone

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Fran Minogue

Managing Partner, Clarity

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Hannah Ngakane

Strategic Partner Manager for English Speaking Countries, Pinterest

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Jacqueline Gold CBE

Chief Executive, Ann Summers and Knickerbox 

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James Gold

Co-Founder, Skinnydip

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James Wilkie

Retail Operations, Production and Development Director, Fiorrucci

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John Hutchinson

Director, Retra and Trustee, ABC

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Karl Doyle

Group Trading Director, Reiss

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Kash Ghedia

CIO, Welcome Break

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Lee Frankham

Retail Director for EE & BT stores 

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Lorraine Culligan

Group Director of People and Culture, Primark 

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Louise Greenlees

President, TJX Europe

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Louise Stonier

Chief People and Culture Officer, Pets at Home

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Lucy Stainton

Head of Retail and Strategic Partnerships, Local Data Company

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Mark Bourgeois

Managing Director UK & Ireland, Hammerson

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Mark Newton-Jones

Non-Executive Director, Mothercare

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Mark Wright

Global Operations Director, FatFace

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Michael Jary

Senior Adviser, OC&C Strategy Consultants

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Nick Beighton

Chief Executive Officer, ASOS

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Nigel Oddy

Chief Executive Officer, New Look

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Nikki Zamblera

Executive Director HR, Watches of Switzerland Group 

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Paddy Earnshaw

Customer and Digital Director, B&Q

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Paul Martin

Global Retail Lead & UK Head of Retail, KPMG

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Paul Szumilewicz

Global Head of Agile, HSBC

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Peter Cross

Partner and Customer Experience Director, John Lewis Partnership

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Roger Bannister

Chief Buying Officer, TJX Europe

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Sach Kukadia

Chairman, ReHaus, Director, Residently

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Sally Minto

Digital Director, Revolution Beauty

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Sir Ian Cheshire

Non-Executive Director, Barclays, BT Group plc and Chairman Menhaden plc and Chair of Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund

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Touker Suleyman

Owner, Hawes & Curtis, Ghost and Low Profile Holdings, Investor on BBC's Dragons Den

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Tracey Clements

Chief Operating Officer, Boots UK and Ireland  

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Will Kernan

Chief Executive Officer, River Island

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Life President 

JM Barry Gibson 

Former CEO of Littlewoods Plc, Retail Director of BAA and of Topshop, he raised over £7 million as President of Appeal and spent six years as the Chairman of Trustees. Barry is the Chairman of HomeServe Plc and sits on several private company boards.

Life President of the retailTRUST Fly Fishing Alumni

The late Craig Vidler BEM

Lifetime Achievers (retailLEGENDS) 

Eddie Bentley 

Iain McGeoch OBE

John Lovering CBE 

Vera Weisfeld OBE 

The late Don McCarthy CBE

Theo Paphitis