Justin King, Chief Executive, Sainsbury's
Justin King has been the Chief Executive of J Sainsbury since 2004. He was formerly Director of Food at Marks and Spencer and prior to this held a number of senior positions at ASDA/WalMart and Häagen Dazs UK.
He spent much of his early career with Mars Confectionery and Pepsi International. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Staples since September 2007 and was appointed to the board of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in January 2009.
He is a member of the CBI President's Committee, is a patron of Skillsmart Retail, the national sector skills council for retail, and is a Visiting Fellow of Oxford University's Centre for Corporate Reputation. Age 50.
Frazer Thompson, Managing Director, Chapel Down
Frazer Thompson became Managing Director of Chapel Down (formerly English Wines) in November 2001. His first challenge was to make the company profitable and he’s been working to raise the profile of English Wine ever since.
He was previously the Global Brand Director for Heineken NV, responsible for a direct spend of $150 million and influence over $550 million. He and his young family travelled the world but Frazer gave up international living to return to Britain when he joined English Wines in 2001. Now Chapel Down wines, they continue to win many international awards and Frazer was named CEO of the Year by PLUS Market Investors in 2008.
He began his marketing career at Denby Coloroll, before joining Whitbread Inns in 1989. He was the co-leader of the team that acquired the Boddingtons brand and was responsible for the award winning ‘Cream of Manchester’ advertising campaign, as well as the introduction of the draftflow widget.
Frazer also runs his home as a luxury B&B with his wife Sue. They have three sons aged 23, 22 and 22. He describes himself as a slightly obsessive foodie and sports bore.
Natalie Campbell, Social Entrepreneur
Natalie Campbell is Director of social innovation and research agency, A Very Good Company. Prior to starting this venture, she led on the development of Virgin Media Pioneers; an online video-blogging platform for young entrepreneurs.
Natalie started her first business at the age of 19, and at 21 raised capital to set up a Morgan De Toi retail franchise in Lancaster. She now supports other budding Entrepreneurs to make their ideas happen. Natalie is a Trustee of UnLtd, The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs and V, The Youth Volunteering Agency.
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