East, former Chief Executive


“We should all acknowledge that the ability to successfully lead is not a function of gender, rather that it is a unique combination of talent, determination, flexibility and collaboration.

Be Inspired is a beacon to women, showing retail is a progressive sector where their ability will be recognised and their full potential can be reached. I am thrilled to be involved in Retail Week’s Be Inspired campaign - a fantastic initiative to support and accelerate the movement towards diversity and equality at senior levels.”