Our Retail Advisory Board provides invaluable guidance, expertise and insight into the current issues and challenges impacting the retail industry to ensure the Retail Technology Show delivers what the industry wants and needs from an exhibition.

This Advisory Board of senior retailers plays a vital role in ensuring the content provided at the show, and the format in which it is delivered, is of the highest possible value, to give retailers, leisure and hospitality professionals the information, insights and inspiration they need, now.

Meet our 2023 board members

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Constanze Freienstein,
CEO,
Lands’ End Europe

 

Ajay Nassa
Ajay Nassa,
CEO,
Virgin Megastore, Saudi Arabia

Paul Kendrick, CEO, Studio Retail
Paul Kendrick,
CEO,
Studio Retail

Daniel Gebler, Founder & CTO, Picnic
Daniel Gebler,
Founder & CTO,
Picnic 

Olga Nazarkova, Former CEO, Funky Pigeon
Olga Nazarkova,
Former CEO,
Funky Pigeon 

Simon Russel, Managing Director, Parsley Box
Simon Russell 

Managing Director
Parsley Box

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Kash Ghedia, 
Group CIO,
Applegreen
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Martin Draper,
CIO & Digital Director,
Liberty

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Laura Rosenberger,
Co-Founder,
Laylo

David Devany, Group Chief, Marketing and Digital Officer, Iceland Foods
David Devany,
CEO Online & Group Chief Marketing, Customer & Digital Officer,
Iceland Foods 

Simon Pakenham-Walsh, Chief Technology Officer, Sweaty Betty
Simon Pakenham-Walsh,
Chief Technology Officer, 
Sweaty Betty

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John Cooper, 
Former Senior Director for Transformation,
George Clothing - Asda

Matt Pollington, Chief Marketing Officer, The Cotswolds Company
Matt Pollington,
Chief Marketing Officer, The Costswold Company

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Venkatesh Chanemougananda,
Senior Director IT Business Systems,
Ralph Lauren

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Kate Lavery,
Technology Director,
Morrisons

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Cassandra Bergsland,
Director of Omnichannel,
John Lewis & Partners  

Nina Patel, Director of Future Retail Innovation, Farfetch
Nina Patel,
Former Director of Innovation - Retail & Web3,
Farfetch

Paul Davies, Director of Loss Prevention, Physical Security & Business Resilience, Selfiriedges
Paul Davies,
Director of Loss Prevention, Physical Security & Business Resilience,
Selfridges

Lynn Beattie, Director of Technology, B&Q
Lynn Beattie,
Director of Technology,
B&Q

Martin Bell, Director of E-Commerce, Hotel Chocolat
Martin Bell, 
Director of Ecommerce,
Hotel Chocolat 

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Chris Conway,
E-Commerce Director,
Co-op Food 

Diego Baronchelli
Diego Baronchelli,
Vice President, D2C, EMEA, 
VANS    

Mairead Masterson, Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics  Bloom & Wild
Mairead Masterson,
VP of Analytics & Business Intelligence, 
Bloom & Wild

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Simon Finch,
Supply Chain Director,
Harrods

Pete Marsh, Director Retail Operations, Post Office
Pete Marsh,
Director of Operations,
Post Office

Lynn Ritson, Dr Martens, Digital Director EMEA
Lynn Ritson,
Digital Director EMEA,
Dr Martens

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Sean Ghouse,
Director of Retail - UK, 
Fortnum & Mason

Gemma Scarfe, River Island, Digital Director
Gemma Scarfe,
Digital Director,
River Island

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Dr Kieron Smith,
Digital Director, 
Blackwell's & Wordery

Gareth Hughes, Executive Director Retail Technology North America, Estee Lauder
Gareth Hughes,
Executive Director Retail
Technology North America,
Estee Lauder

Jamie Korda, Sodexo
Jamie Korda,
Director of Enterprise Architecture,
Sodexo UK&I

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Marni Allen,
Director, Consumer Healthcare Futures,
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Corin Dennison, Director Profit Protection / Risk, Adidas
Corin Dennison,

Director Global Profit Protection & Risk,
Adidas

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Sezin Tumer,
Head of Customer Experience & Customer Service,
KFC

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Florian Westerdahl,
Head of Technology,
Lindex

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Richard Surman,
Head of IT,
Crew Clothing Company

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Dave Abbott,
Head of IT,
Morleys Dept. Store

Robert Bates, Head of Decision Sciences, Currys
Robert Bates,
Head of Decision Sciences,
Currys

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Camilla Tress,
Connected Commerce Lead,
Oliver Bonas

Paul Wilkinson, Product Leader, Deliveroo
Paul Wilkinson,
Product Leader,
Deliveroo

Julian Burnett, NED Board Advisor & Growth Investor; Former Growth & Tech Leader
Julian Burnett,
NED Board Advisor & Growth Investor; Former Growth & Tech Leader

Richard Wilding OBE, Supply Chain Innovator
Richard Wilding OBE, 
Supply Chain Innovator

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