The Big Story in this week's Retail Week examines the anatomy of the top role on the board
The role of chairman in the retail sector has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks, driven mainly by the appointment of Robert Walker as chairman of WHSmith.

The Big Story feature in this week's issue of Retail Week examines the qualities that such a role now demands. Clarks chairman Roger Pedder points out that he has become the guardian of the shoe chain's brand perception by its customers. He said the chairman's role is 'to create the conditions where management can succeed'.

You can read the full feature on page 22 of this week's issue of Retail Week.