Rita Clifton

Rita Clifton

Rita Clifton CBE has been called ‘Brand guru’ by the Financial Times and ‘The doyenne of branding’ by Campaign magazine. The Daily Telegraph described her as ‘The brand leading the brands’. She is a speaker, writer and portfolio non-executive director.

Rita graduated from Cambridge University and started her career in advertising, where she became Vice Chairman and strategy director at Saatchi & Saatchi in its most successful period. She then joined Interbrand, the leading global brand consultancy, as London CEO and then became Chairman for a ten-year term. She now has a portfolio of chairing and non-executive director roles, including ASOS, Ascential plc and Nationwide. Past board roles have included Dixons Retail plc, Bupa, Emap and Populus, the opinion pollster and research company. In 2013, she co-founded and is Chair at BrandCap, the brand consultancy for the boardroom, which now has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong.

Rita speaks around the world on all aspects of brands, branding and business leadership. She is also a regular columnist and commentator on the range of TV, radio and social channels and was a judge and mentor on CNBC’s award-winning business series ‘Pop Up Start Up’. Her writing has included the best-selling book ‘The Future of Brands’, and two editions of The Economist book ‘Brands & Branding’.

Pro bono board roles have included WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature), the Henley Festival and the UK Government’s Sustainable Development Commission. In the 2014 New Year’s Honours List, Rita was awarded a CBE for services to the creative industries.

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😢 Yes indeed. Happy memories of buying hats for my daughter’s wedding and chatting with Mr Toni…

There's been a lot of sadness and nostalgia about the closure of Fenwick, Bond Street. Understandably so.
But no one has mentioned the department store also had the nicest, most luxurious customer toilets on the top floor...

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What does it mean to lead successful brand transformation that wins in the market? Join Forum's CEO Dr @SallyUren and Forum's Associate Director of Transformational Strategies @JWSP at Sustainable Brands annual event, #SB22SanDiego. Register here: https://events.sustainablebrands.com/conferences/sustainablebrands/registration/?mc_cid=2c27cae426&mc_eid=0b086ff192

#NetZero is a staging post to something bigger… a recalibration of our systems… We need to get better at solving the interconnected challenges… - @sallyuren @Forum4theFuture at the #NetZeroFestival @BusinessGreen

Do you want to create a more just and regenerative future? We are looking for a Development and Communications Director experienced in development and communications to join our fundraising and communications team. Apply by 7 October: http://ow.ly/bFw450KRqPg

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Join us at #ClimateWeekNYC as we explore just and regenerative futures for technology, climate and health, and edible fats and oils. Register below for our three #ClimateWeek sessions 👇

A new @oxmartinschool study has found:

- Achieving a net zero carbon energy system by 2050 is possible and profitable
- A fast transition to clean energy is cheaper than slow/no transition
- The idea that going green will be expensive is ‘just wrong’


A more sustainable future in which people & the planet can thrive is within our grasp. How can we reset our ambition & drive deep transformational change to create what’s urgently needed: a #justandregenerative future?

Coming 7 September: Forum's 2023-2025 strategy.

Want to help build a just and regenerative future? We are #hiring two Project Officer roles in the UK, to work closely with a variety of project teams across our UK/EU region and provide effective project support.

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Forum for the Future are excited to invite brand and retailer partners to get involved in a US-based regenerative #cotton growing pilot aiming to support the transition to regenerative production practices and learn with us along the way.

Forum’s CEO Dr @sallyuren is included in @asia_climate's list of 10 Women Leaders from the Climate Space, a great spotlight on Sally and her dedication to building a just and regenerative future.


#Leadership #Climate #Sustainability #Careers https://twitter.com/asia_climate/status/1554378085382094848

We are looking for an Honorary Treasurer & Trustee with financial acumen to advise the Board on key matters concerning financial governance.

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Thank you - really enjoyed speaking @_ukactive conference this morning. And wonderful to see the brilliant @Tanni_GT again. Have a fantastic rest of conference…

What can Singaporeans do to help fuel the #greeneconomy? The @ChannelNewsAsia Green Plan Challenge sees residents in 15 Singapore towns giving businesses a green makeover. Watch Forum’s Managing Director @_eam participate as panellist in the hackathon👇https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq9ZvICkyXk

We are looking for a Development and Communications Director who is an experienced and strategic relationship builder with excellent communication skills, to be based in our London office.

Interested? Apply by 22 April 👉

#Nonprofit #Jobs

Very excited for the opportunity to share our super important Growing our Future project in the US https://www.forumforthefuture.org/scaling-regenerative-agriculture-in-the-us Thanks @TIME for shining a light on the massive potential of regen ag 🌾 https://twitter.com/TIME/status/1515065677387911183

Do you want to learn how to build resilient #health systems?

Applications close soon (25th April) for Basecamp for Health System Transformation, supported by @JNJGlobalHealth and with subsidised spaces.

Learn more at today’s info session, 5-6pm BST: https://www.forumforthefuture.org/basecamp-for-health-system-transformation-2022