Brent Wilkinson (Chairman)
Brent is the former chief executive officer of British hardware retailer Robert Dyas. He has held board positions at various other UK retailers, including Dixons, WH Smith, Wyevale Garden Centres and KingfisherGroup. For seven years, he also served as chief executive of electrical retail chain Comet Group. Brent graduated in 1972 with a degree in Geography from the University of Sheffield, UK. He is married with two grown-up children (both geography graduates). His whole family shares a passion for the environment.
Niels Hother Madsen
Niels joined TFT’s Board of Trustees in May 2008. He works for Germany-based household retailer Bettenwelt, a unit of Denmark’s JYSK Group, where he is responsible for supplier guidelines, corporate social responsibility, inbound logistics, quality control and internal logistics. Niels has an MBA in International Marketing and Business Communication from the Nordakademie University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Michel is a management consultant and chartered accountant. He previously owned and managed an accounting and audit company of 150 staff, before selling it in 2001. In addition to his position on TFT’s Board, he is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of a school. Troussier is married with three children and lives near Geneva.
Andrew is director of finance at the University of Dundee and is a chartered accountant. Andrew has spent most of his career in the retail industry, having worked at Kingfisher Group for 17 years, where he served as director of global sourcing and managing director of its sourcing office in Hong Kong. He is also the chair of governors at Richard Hale School in Hertford, as well as a trustee of Future Leaders, a leadership development programme for teachers.
David is chief executive EMEA and Asia at The Store, a retail arm of communications services group WPP. Prior to this, David served on the Board of Directors at B&Q, a British retailer and unit of Kingfisher Group, and advertising company Bates Dorland. David began his career as member of the UK Parliament and is the author of the ‘Retailing in a Recession’ playbook series and the host of online retail program ‘The Store TV’. He has also established his own strategy consultancy firm.