Neil Clifford

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Neil Clifford is the CEO of British luxury footwear retailer Kurt Geiger.


Having worked his way up in retail working for Debenhams, part of the Burton Group owner by Sir Ralph Halpern, Clifford joined Kurt Geiger in 1995 as its retail director. He was then buying director, managing director and in 2003 appointed chief executive. From 2001 to 2003 Clifford worked briefly in Switzerland running Bally shoes and accessories, before Kurt Geiger owner Mohamed Fayed and his brother Ali Fayed convinced him to return.[1]

Letter to the Telegraph

On 1 April 2015 Clifford was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.[2]

Political donations

Recorded by the Electoral Commission:[3]

Date Name of donor Amount Donated to Subsidiary (parties only)
26/07/2011 Neil C Clifford £12,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party
11/11/2013 Neil Clifford £15,000.00 Conservative Party Central Party


  1. Chris Blackhurst Neil Clifford: Kurt Geiger boss and ‘Master of Nothing’ found that selling luxury shoes fitted him perfectly Evening Standard, 13 February 2015, accessed 1 April 2015
  2. Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 1 April 2015.
  3. Electoral Commission, Donation Search, accessed 2 April 2015.