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.

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  • Maria Henderson

    Maria Henderson

    Partner

    Maria Henderson
    Maria Henderson
    +44 (0)20 7220 0282
    London

    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.

  • Nick Gribbon

    Nick Gribbon

    Senior Consultant

    Nick Gribbon
    Nick Gribbon
    +44 (0)20 7220 0252
    London

    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.

  • Charlie Parker

    Charlie Parker

    Senior Consultant

    Charlie Parker
    Charlie Parker
    +44 (0)20 7220 0299
    London

    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.

  • Anna Lewis

    Anna Lewis

    Consultant

    Anna Lewis
    Anna Lewis
    +44 (0)20 7220 0279
    London

    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.