portfolio chair , non-executive director and author
Rita Clifton CBE has been called ‘Brand guru’ by the Financial Times and ‘The doyenne of branding’ by Campaign magazine. Alongside her board chairing and non-executive roles, she is a writer, keynote speaker, conference chair & practitioner on all aspects of brands, branding and business leadership.
Her career has included being a Vice Chairman and Strategy Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, as London CEO and Chairman at the global brand consultancy Interbrand and as co-founder of BrandCap. She is now a portfolio chairman and non-executive director on the board of businesses including ASOS, Ascential plc, Nationwide Building Society and Populus Group, and her non-profit boards have included WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature), the UK Sustainable Development Commission and now as Trustee of the leading environmental think tank Green Alliance.
Rita is a regular columnist and media commentator, as well as author of ‘The Future of Brands’ and two editions of The Economist ‘Brands and Branding’. Her new book on leadership 'Love your imposter' will be launched by Kogan Page in the summer of 2020.