“I am honoured to be an ambassador for the Retail Trust, our major industry charity. The Trust does hugely important work in supporting our colleagues through some of the most challenging times in their lives. Bereavement, redundancy, debt and mental health – which is at an all-time low during COVID-19 – are all areas where the Trust is there to support with practical advice, grants and training, to help people put their lives back together and return to a position of health and positivity. What is more important than that? This year more than ever the retail sector needs the Retail Trust.”

Fran Minogue is the Managing Partner of Clarity, an international executive search firm specialising in the retail, consumer, leisure and hospitality sectors.

Prior to founding Clarity in 2011, she spent ten years with Heidrick & Struggles, one of the world’s largest headhunting firms, where she ran the European Consumer Practice and the Global Retail Practice. Fran started her career in marketing at Smith Kline Beecham, Associated British Foods, and InterContinental Hotels before holding general management positions at Neutrogena and The Body Shop International.

A fluent French and Spanish speaker, Fran personally mentors a number of CEOs and business leaders and is a regular writer and commentator on industry trends and events. She is also an ambassador of the Retail Trust and a Non-Executive Director at Portobello Business Centre.

Fran received her BA degree in Bilingual Business Studies from the University of London.