Stuart Rose

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Stuart Rose, Source: The Healing Foundation

Stuart Rose (Lord Rose of Monewden) is the chairman of the online UK supermarket Ocado and is best known as the former chairman and chief executive who turned around food and retail group Marks & Spencer.

He was made a Conservative peer on 17 September 2014.[1]


Rose began his career as a management trainee at Marks & Spencer, he spent 17 years there before moving to the Burton Group. Periods as chief executive of Argos (2008) and Booker (1998-2000) followed as well as a role as chief executive of Arcadia Group (2000-2002) - the owners of Topshop and BHS. Rose turned the business around and presided over its sale for a reported £855 million to Philip Green. Rose then moved back to Marks & Spencer.

He is currently chairman of internet supermarket Ocado as well as directorships with Fat Face Limited and Oasis Healthcare and a senior adviser to HSBC European.[2][1]

Support for the Conservatives

On 1 April 2015 Rose 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.[3]


Recorded by the Electoral Commission:

Date Name of donor Amount Donated to
29/03/2016 Stuart Rose £7,508.50 Britain Stronger in Europe
21/04/2016 Lord Stuart Rose £10,000.00 We Are Europe
22/04/2016 Stuart Rose £24,756.00 Britain Stronger in Europe



  1. 1.0 1.1 Parliament.UK Lord Rose of Monewden, accessed 7 April 2015.
  2. JLA Speakers Stuart Rose, accessed 7 April 2015.
  3. Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 7 April 2015.
  4. Electoral Commission, Donor search EU referendum, accessed 13 May 2016
  5. Electoral Commission, Stuart Rose Donation Search, accessed 22 June 2016