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
Her career has included being a Vice Chair and Strategy Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, as London CEO and Chair at the global brand consultancy Interbrand and as co-founder of BrandCap.
She is now a portfolio chair and non-executive director on the board of businesses including John Lewis Partnership, Nationwide Building Society and Ascential plc. Previous boards have included
ASOS, Dixons Retail plc, Emap, Bupa and Populus Group. Her non-profit boards have included WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature), the UK Sustainable Development Commission and Green Alliance. She was
recently appointed Chair at Forum for the Future, the leading international sustainability organisation.
RITA CLIFTON is a regular columnist and media commentator, as well as author of ‘The Future of Brands’ and two editions of The Economist book 'Brands and Branding’. Her new book on leadership 'Love your imposter' was launched by Kogan Page in September 2020.
RITA CLIFTON is in demand as a speaker all over the world, both as a brand practitioner and as a business leader. She regularly speaks and runs workshops on a wide variety of topics including leadership, innovation and disruption, corporate reputation, women in business and sustainability. She covers all aspects of branding, including personal and nation branding, branding in the digital age and how to build a world class brand.
Branding in the digital age
How to build a world class brand
The business value of branding
Branding for the boardroom
Disruption and innovation
Branding for SMEs and entrepreneurs
Branding in the not for profit sector
Building your personal brand
Business, leadership and inclusion
Women and leadership
Building a portfolio career
You went down a storm with the crowd. They loved it... so insightful and fresh."
... the highlight of the conference"
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Guardian News & Media
…funny, insightful, practical and inspiring"
Nicola Mendelsohn CBE, VP of EMEA, Facebook
...brilliant moderating... witty, informative and fascinating."
Suzy Menkes – Vogue International
Your presentation yesterday was brilliant... Funny, clever, stimulating."
Barclays leadership conference
A fabulous ambassador for business"
Retail Week ‘Be Inspired’ conference