“The support and wellbeing services which the Retail Trust provides to Britain’s retail workers are more needed now than ever. I’ve been excited to be involved with the development of apprentice and degree apprentice programmes led by the Trust, which help equip young people for successful careers in retail.”

Michael Jary is a Senior Adviser with OC&C Strategy Consultants, where he was a co-founder 35 years ago and a previous Global Managing Partner. He has been a strategic adviser to CEOs and boards of retail and consumer brands across the world.   

He is the co-author of ‘Retail Power Plays’, a top-10 business bestseller, and is a regular speaker and columnist with Retail Week. He is an advisory board member of the Fashion Retail Academy. 

Michael is also a Non-Executive Director of Barclays Bank UK plc. He is Chair of Duchy Originals, the UK’s largest organic brand. He is Chair of Highgrove and Chair of the commercial committee of The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund. He is Chair of Itad, the leading advisor to international development agencies. He is a trustee of Opera Holland Park. Michael is also the government’s Lead Non-Executive Director at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.