Was UK Minister of State for Trade & Investment until August 2008. Prior to this he was Director General of the CBI and appeared in the latest incarnation of the BBC’s Troubleshooter programme, following in the footsteps of Sir John Harvey Jones. A board member at Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC and Triumph Motorcycles, he is an enthusiastic champion of British business and has led trade delegations to the Far East.
Former Chief Executive and Chairman of Marks & Spencer. A stalwart of business, and a leading authority on retail and management with a reputation and track record for turning around struggling retailers. He is an impressive keynote speaker on business issues and has just been appointed to the House of Lords.
Best selling author of The Naked Leader who has also featured in a number of TV series of the same name. Very strong on leadership and the building of values.