Lord Rose is the current Chairman of Ocado Group, and the former Chief Executive and Chairman of Marks & Spencer. He has worked in retail for over 40 years, starting at Marks & Spencer in 1972 and joining the Burton Group in 1989. Following the Group’s demerger in 1997, he became Chief Executive of Argos plc. In 1998 he became Chief Executive of Booker plc, which was merged with the Iceland Group in 2000.
Lord Rose became Chief Executive of Arcadia Group plc in November 2000 and left in December 2002 following its acquisition. He was named Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer plc in May 2004 and became Chairman in 2008. He was Chairman of Business in the Community, 2008-10, was a non-executive director of Land Securities plc from 2003 to 2013 and sits on the Advisory Committee of Bridgepoint. He was knighted in 2008 for services to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility and was granted a life peerage in September 2014.
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