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The BRC’s Future Retail Leaders Lecture forms a vital part of the calendar for talent retention and benefit within the retail industry.

Designed to inform and inspire, two of retails most successful leaders will share their wealth of knowledge on retail careers. Gain insight into their diverse journeys and the role they play in driving change and innovation within their businesses.

Our speakers this year, Paula Nickolds, Managing Director of John Lewis, and Jill McDonald, Clothing, Home & Beauty Managing Director at M&S, will share experiences from their own highly successful careers in the retail industry.

Both Paula and Jill will share how they made their journeys to the top of their profession, what they’ve learned along the way and what they think makes a successful senior leader in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world of retail.

The UK's largest private sector employer, the retail industry, is changing at a rapid pace and this event provides the tools and support necessary to meet the workforce challenges of the future.

The lecture is open to all.

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Aspiring Leaders

We’re delighted to confirm that we will again be hosting our retail member-only afternoon tea and networking for retail’s rising stars.

Please note this afternoon tea is exclusive to BRC retail members.

If you would like to attend please contact events@brc.org.uk 


Speakers

     
 

PAULA nICKOLDS//
mANAGING dIRECTOR, jOHN lEWIS

Paula joined the John Lewis Partnership in 1994 as a Graduate Trainee in the haberdashery department of John Lewis, Oxford Street. Paula held various roles in the John Lewis buying teams before joining the John Lewis Management Board in 2013 as Buying and Brand Director and latterly Commercial Director, responsible for John Lewis's product offer and for delivering and driving the business’s ambition in new shops and services, as well as its international partnerships. She joined the Partnership Board as Managing Director of John Lewis in January 2017.
     
 

jILL mCDONALD //
CLOTHING HOME & BEAUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR, m&s 

Jill joined M&S in October 2017 as Clothing, Home & Beauty Managing Director.
Jill’s high-profile consumer brand experience spans some 30 years and covers both marketing and operational positions in the UK and overseas. She started her career at Colgate-Palmolive Company then spent 16 years with British Airways Plc before moving to McDonald’s in 2006. Here Jill held a number of senior roles before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer UK and President for the North-West Europe division. Between May 2015 and September 2017, Jill served as CEO of the Halfords Group plc.
Jill is also a Non-Executive Director at IHG, where she has served on the Board since June 2013, and Chairs the Corporate Responsibility Committee
     



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Agenda

 

For HR Directors and their teams (Retail Members Only) 

 

16:00

Registration  

16:30

Afternoon Tea  

17:10

Welcome 
Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive, BRC

 

17:15

Presentation by Government Equalities Office
Interactive session hosted by the BRC
 
     
 

For all Attendees 

 

18:00

Registration to lecture and refreshments  

18:30

Welcome from the chairperson  

18:40

Partner welcome  

18:50

Paula Nickolds // Managing Director, John Lewis  

19:20

Jill McDonald // Clothing Home and Beauty Managing Director, M&S   

19:50

Networking and drinks  

*Agenda is subject to change.

 

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TICKETS

Retail Member £49.00   Associate Member £99.00
Retailer: Non-Member £129.00   Service Providers: Non-Member £199.00


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If you would like more information please contact events@brc.org.uk


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Venue

30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB


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