The shopping experience has changed completely and businesses that do not meet the new needs and preferences of the consumer will not survive. Scale or differentiation, however, continue to determine value and today’s leaders need to be skilled in creating clarity of strategic direction against a backdrop of unprecedented data supply, ever-changing routes to market, digital optimisation and fundamental customer desire to experience something different.
PartnerMaria Hendersonmaria.email@example.com+44 (0)20 7220 0282London
Maria leads the Consumer, Retail & Leisure and Healthcare Practice. She has extensive experience advising international clients in all sub-sectors, and having previously led a luxury practice, also advises a small number off clients in this area. Maria was previously a Partner at The MBS Group where she created and led the Private Equity Practice and led the Fashion and Luxury practice. Before that she was at Korn Ferry/Whitehead Mann and Skillcapital. She read Latin American Literature & Politics at University College London.
Senior ConsultantNick Gribbonnick.firstname.lastname@example.org+44 (0)20 7220 0252London
Nick leads the Financial Officers Practice and is also a member of the Consumer, Leisure and Travel Practice. He has extensive experience of supporting private equity portfolio and listed companies on a range of senior finance function appointments. Prior to joining Blackwood, Nick worked at Russell Reynolds Associates with a focus on consumer and financial officer search work across Europe. He began his search career at Heidrick & Struggles, initially based in London before transferring to the firm’s Mexico City office. He read Modern Languages at Bristol University.
Senior ConsultantCharlie Parkercharlie.email@example.com+44 (0)20 7220 0299London
Charlie leads the Retail and Digital Practices and is a member of the Consumer Practice and the Technology, Media and Communications Practice. She has particular expertise at all levels within the retail sector, including senior board appointments, marketing, buying and merchandising and multi-channel. She also specialises in advising retail and consumer facing clients on e.commerce and Digital strategies and growth. Prior to joining Blackwood, Charlie worked at JCA Group focusing on board level appointments. She read Ancient History at Bristol University.
ConsultantAnna Lewisanna.firstname.lastname@example.org+44 (0)20 7220 0279London
Anna is a member of the Consumer and Healthcare Practices, with a particular focus on leisure, health & wellness and consumer healthcare. Anna also leads our work within Corporate Development and Strategy. She read Geography at St Andrews University.