Championing hope, health and happiness in retail.

From 1832 onwards the Retail Trust has evolved from its humble beginnings at the London Coffee House into the charity we recognise today. Our story would not be the same without the retail pioneers who have honoured our past and continue to shape our future.  

The Retail Trust ambassador programme is proud to partner with the new pioneers in retail: over 40 senior leaders who share our passion for putting people at the heart of what we do. By providing valuable time to raise awareness and promote crucial fundraising initiatives, our ambassadors will help us champion health in retail. 

Chairs of our ambassador group

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    Avis Darzins

    2021-03-24T14:34:00+00:00

    Avis is a long-standing supporter of the Retail Trust with experience working for and serving on the boards of high profile retailers.

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    Damian Hopkins

    2021-03-24T10:54:00+00:00

    Chief Executive Officer, Select Licensing and International Director, Matalan

Ambassadors

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    Adrian Wright

    2021-05-27T12:13:00+01:00

    Chairman of Brindisa Foods, Director/ Shareholder of My Little Travel Bug

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    ​Alex Partridge

    2021-05-27T12:09:00+01:00

    Financial Wellbeing Ambassador, Wagestream

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    Andy Harding

    2021-03-24T11:34:00+00:00

    UK Managing Director, Openpay

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    Andy Moat

    2021-03-24T11:47:00+00:00

    People Director, B&Q

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    Bridget Lea

    2021-03-24T11:50:00+00:00

    Managing Director of Commercial, BT plc

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    Christian Hansen

    2021-03-24T11:56:00+00:00

    Partner and Head of the General Retail Practice, Newton

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    Colin Porter

    2021-03-24T11:57:00+00:00

    Chairman, Emma Bridgewater and FatFace

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    Colin Temple

    2021-03-24T12:00:00+00:00

    Managing Director, schuh

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    David Keens

    2021-03-24T12:10:00+00:00

    Non-executive roles at Sainsbury’s, Auto Trader and Moonpig

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    David Robinson

    2021-03-24T12:11:00+00:00

    COO, Pets at Home

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    Ed Connolly

    2021-03-24T12:12:00+00:00

    COO, Dixons Carphone

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    Fran Minogue

    2021-03-24T12:17:00+00:00

    Managing Partner, Clarity

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    Hannah Ngakane

    2021-03-24T12:20:00+00:00

    Strategic Partner Manager for English Speaking Countries, Pinterest

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    Jacqueline Gold CBE

    2021-03-24T12:22:00+00:00

    Chief Executive, Ann Summers and Knickerbox

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    James Gold

    2021-03-24T12:52:00+00:00

    Co-Founder, Skinnydip

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    James Kelly

    2021-05-10T09:53:00+01:00

    Regional Director, UK, Oracle Retail

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    James Wilkie

    2021-03-24T12:53:00+00:00

    Retail Operations, Production and Development Director, Fiorrucci

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    John Hutchinson

    2021-03-24T12:55:00+00:00

    Director, Retra and Trustee, ABC

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    Julian Burnett

    2021-07-14T10:28:00+01:00

    Non-executive Director, Sook

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    Karl Doyle

    2021-03-24T13:01:00+00:00

    Group Trading Director, Reiss

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    Kash Ghedia

    2021-03-24T13:02:00+00:00

    CIO, Welcome Break

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    Lee Frankham

    2021-03-24T13:04:00+00:00

    Retail Director for EE & BT stores

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    Lorraine Culligan

    2021-03-24T13:58:00+00:00

    Group Director of People and Culture, Primark

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    Louise Greenlees

    2021-03-24T13:59:00+00:00

    President, TJX Europe

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    Louise Stonier

    2021-03-24T14:01:00+00:00

    Chief People and Culture Officer, Pets at Home

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    Lucy Stainton

    2021-03-24T14:07:00+00:00

    Commercial Director, Local Data Company

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    Mark Bourgeois

    2021-03-24T14:09:00+00:00

    Managing Director UK & Ireland, Hammerson

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    Mark Newtown-Jones

    2021-03-24T14:10:00+00:00

    Non-Executive Director, Mothercare

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    Mark Wright

    2021-03-24T14:17:00+00:00

    Global Operations Director, FatFace

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    Michael Jary

    2021-03-24T14:19:00+00:00

    Senior Adviser, OC&C Strategy Consultants

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    Nick Beighton

    2021-03-24T14:20:00+00:00

    Chief Executive Officer, ASOS

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    Nigel Oddy

    2021-03-24T14:25:00+00:00

    Chief Executive Officer, New Look

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    Nikki Zamblera

    2021-03-24T14:27:00+00:00

    Executive Director HR, Watches of Switzerland Group

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    Paddy Earnshaw

    2021-03-24T14:28:00+00:00

    Customer and Digital Director, B&Q

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    Paul Martin

    2021-03-25T09:06:00+00:00

    Global Retail Lead & UK Head of Retail, KPMG

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    Paul Szumilewicz

    2021-03-25T09:08:00+00:00

    Global Head of Agile, HSBC

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    Peter Cross

    2021-03-25T09:11:00+00:00

    Partner and Customer Experience Director, John Lewis Partnership

  • Roger Bannister

    Roger Bannister

    2021-03-25T09:17:00+00:00

    Chief Buying Officer, TJX Europe

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    Sach Kukadia

    2021-03-30T10:23:00+01:00

    Chairman, ReHaus, Director, Residently 

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    Sally Minto

    2021-03-25T09:18:00+00:00

    Digital Director, Revolution Beauty

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    Sir Ian Cheshire

    2021-03-25T09:20:00+00:00

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

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    Touker Suleyman

    2021-03-25T09:26:00+00:00

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

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    Tracey Clements

    2021-03-25T09:28:00+00:00

    CEO of Convenience Europe, BP

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    Will Kernan

    2021-03-25T09:30:00+00:00

    Chief Executive Officer, River Island