Mary Portas - Keynote Speaker - Catalyst EU 2017 - 16 May 2017

Mary Portas

Retail expert Mary Portas is widely acknowledged as a leading authority on the sector. Portas has advised government, transformed Harvey Nichols, and has produced a host of retail and business-themed TV programmes. A determined, passionate advocate of British retail, Portas is at the forefront of making the nation better consumers and the country’s shops better businesses. Portas’ career started on the shop floor, rising through the ranks of John Lewis, Harrods and the Burton Group before being appointed Creative Director at Harvey Nichols. She has since worked with some of the world’s most recognised retail and product brands including Westfield, Clark’s, Dunhill, Louis Vuitton, Oasis Stores, Mercedes-Benz, and Boden. On television, Mary has presented on BBC One, BBC Two and Channel 4.