Tom Callow, Director of Communication and Strategy, Chargemaster

Tom has worked in the automotive sector for the past nine years in a number of communications roles. Tom’s knowledge of electric vehicles extends to products and technologies, as well as key stakeholders and issues, and he formerly chaired the SMMT’s Electric Vehicle group. Tom’s responsibilities at Chargemaster include raising the profile of the business among its stakeholders, including the media, car manufacturers, government, energy providers and leasing companies, as well as monitoring the evolving dynamics of the market, to help inform the company’s strategy.

John Diviney, Managing Director UK, Applegreen

John Diviney, Managing Director UK joined Applegreen in 2013 as Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury. Following the IPO in June 2015 he was appointed Director of Food Systems and Trading. In 2016 he moved to the UK to lead the ongoing expansion of the UK operations.

Andy Davis, Global Strategic Retail Alliance Manager, Shell

Andy has been in retailing for over 30 years, starting in Operations with Sainsburys before he got into Buying at Circle K, and eventually became Buying Director at Alldays in the two years prior to it being sold to CWS. He then joined BP as Trading Director in 2003, and in this role he created and developed the Alliance with Marks & Spencer. The success of this for BP led to Andy becoming Head of Buying for Europe, and this role, as well as focusing on supporting the country teams, was responsible for developing other Alliances that enhanced the customer offer .

Matt Rich, Digital Innovation Director, BP

Matt joined BP in 2011 and has been in the role of Digital Innovation Director in June 2014.  Matt works within the Global Marketing Team, driving their global markets to embrace the opportunity that digital  brings. Focusing on common consumer pain points, BP has recently launched BPme - a mobile app facilitating payment and loyalty. 

New Thinking on Shop Theft

This week the Centre for Social Justice has published a report called Desperate for a Fix, focusing on tackling retail crime and calling for fresh thinking at a national and local level to find policies that can address the increases in theft and other crime that retailers have experienced recently.  ACS sponsored this report, but it's independent work by a respected policy thinker (and former police officer) called Rory Geoghegan who specialises in this area.  Because it's his report, it doesn't approach the issue from a retailers' perspective, but I think it gets to the meat of the issues

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Professor Sabine Benoit, University of Surrey

In February 2016 Professor Sabine Benoit (nee Moeller) joined the University of Surrey as a Professor of Marketing. She is a member of the Department of Retail and Marketing at Surrey Business School.

Brian Madderson, Chairman, PRA

Brian joined the PRA as Chairman in 2009 after more than 20 years as Managing Director of George Hammond PLC – a Top 50 indie. He drives the Association's wide-ranging policies through his representation of thousands of independent retailers to government and other key industry bodies. He regularly appears on TV with BBC, Sky and ITN all using his wide ranging industry knowledge as does both national and regional BBC radio channels. 

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