Chairman, British Retail Consortium and Graduate Fashion Week
Fashion retail veteran Rob Templeman bowed out from his eight-year tenure as chief executive at Debenhams this year to take up a string of chairman posts, including at the British Retail Consortium and Graduate Fashion Week. Widely respected for his business prowess, leading high-profile and profitable deals, he generated millions of pounds for private equity firms CVC, TPG and Merrill Lynch with the buyout and subsequent float of Debenhams. Both Templeman’s experience and extensive network of business and political contacts will be invaluable in his new position as a champion of retail, and its role in community regeneration and economic development.
Last year’s position 45