Darren Williams headshot

Darren Sanderson-Williams is general manager at Specsavers. He also founded Williams Harding Consulting, having formally held senior roles in a number of businesses in retail and hospitality, including Hotel Chocolat and Unilever.

He is also the non-exec chair of scrubd.com and the non-exec chair of Sanderson King.  

Darren also speaks on the industry circuit as well as hosting and panel moderating at both corporate and charity events. He has run four London marathons and a number of other major run series for Target Ovarian Cancer. Darren also partners with a Bulgarian dog rescue centre, Helens house of hope (he brought his dog Scamp home from Bulgaria for a new life in London). Darren is also a proud member of the Twenty Club and has served on its committee since autumn 2023.

He has been an advocate and supporter of the Retail Trust for many years, serving eight years on its Annual Ball committee, as well as chairing the event in 2017 and 2018. Having spent his career in the sector, he is firmly committed to the Retail Trusts vision, values, purpose and ensuring a better life for all who work in this incredibly challenging but rewarding industry.