Robert Burrow

Robert is Co-Chairman of Chelsfield Group Limited and Chief Executive of Chelsfield Advisers LLP. He has been a director of various entities within the Caxton Group including Caxton Global Investments Limited and Senior Partner at S J Berwin LLP (now King and Wood Mallesons), where he specialised in private and public international M&A.

Sir Ian Cheshire

Sir Ian is Chairman of Barclays and sits on the board of Whitbread. He was Debenhams' Chairman, B&Q’s CEO and later Group CEO of Kingfisher. In 2015, Sir Ian became the Government’s Lead Non-Executive, having formerly been the Lead Non-Executive Director of the Department for Work and Pensions and Chairman of the British Retail Consortium.

Terry Duddy

Terry is the interim Chairman of Debenhams. He is a former Non-Executive Director at Hammerson and was Sales Director at Currys, Product Marketing Director at Dixons and Managing Director of PC World. In 1998, he became CEO of Argos and subsequently Home Retail Group’s CEO in 2006.

Edward Griffith

Edward is CEO and Co-Founder of LoveCrafts, which has enjoyed exceptional growth and is a former True portfolio company. He previously built the world’s biggest network for teachers (TES Global) based on sharing lesson plans and was’s first employee.

Hannu Ryopponen

Hannu is a non-executive director at Amer Sports and Samworth Brothers. He was the Chairman of the Altor private equity funds for 13 years. Hannu was IKEA’s CFO during its incredible growth (1985 to 1998), CFO at food retailing group Ahold (2003 to 2005), and CFO and deputy CEO of Stora Enso, the pulp and paper group (2005 to 2009). He was also CFO of private equity firm IK Partners, for five years.

John Strachan

John is a retail property veteran and the former Global Head of Retail at Cushman & Wakefield and sat on its UK and EMEA boards. He has served on Government and advisory panels including the International Council of Shopping Centres. He is Chairman of Intu Properties plc.