Our people.

The Retail Trust is a charity governed by a board of trustees who ensure that we are working towards our mission. Our executive team are responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation.

Meet the teams who keep us focused on our cause to create hope, health and happiness for everyone in retail. 


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 Retail Trust Fly Fishing Alumni

The late Craig Vidler BEM


Lifetime Achievers 

  • Eddie Bentley 
  • Iain McGeoch OBE
  • John Lovering CBE 
  • Vera Weisfeld OBE 
  • The late Don McCarthy CBE
  • Theo Paphitis