Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

BRC director general Stephen Robertson steps down

British Retail Consortium director general Stephen Robertson is to step down from his role in December.

Robertson has spent five years at the trade body.

BRC chairman Rob Templeman said: “Stephen has made a sterling contribution to the BRC and has moved the organisation forwards both in its policy achievements and in its financial stability. The membership has grown significantly under Stephen’s leadership and he will leave the BRC in a position of great strength and influence as the leading campaigning organisation for retailers”.

Prior to joining the BRC in 2008, Robertson was director of communications at Kingfisher and beforehand marketing director at B&Q. During his time at B&Q he led the acquisition of Screwfix Direct, which he then chaired. He was previously on the retail board of Woolworths.

Robertson will continue in his non-executive roles at both cobblers and keycutters Timpson Group and financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown, but as yet has no plans to move elsewhere.

Robertson said: “I’m proud of the strength and capabilities of the BRC team and the important work it does. The organisation is in a good position to handle the challenges the retail sector faces”.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.