Rita Clifton


Named as ‘The Doyenne of Branding’ by Campaign Magazine, Rita Clifton travels around the world speaking in retail, corporate reputation, sustainability, branding and marketing. During her after dinner and keynote retail speeches, Rita identifies how to build a world-class brand in the digital age as well as how to create innovative leadership to sustain your success.

A pre-eminent authority on branding, Rita has featured on numerous television and radio programmes including BBC Breakfast, Channel 4 News, CNN, Radio 4 Today and Radio 5 Live. Some examples of Rita’s media work include BBC Two’s Business Nightmares and Billion Dollar Hippy, as well as Any Questions? with Jonathan Dimbleby.

Between 1997 and 2012, Rita held the position of London Chief Executive and Chairman at Interbrand, a world leading brand consultancy. She now has a portfolio of chairing and non-executive directorships with Bupa, Nationawide, Dixons and Populus. A regular commentator to national and international press and magazines, Rita has written for The Financial Times, The Observer, Admap and The Marketing Week.

Rita’s friendly and approachable delivery of her keynote and after dinner speeches makes a highly sought after retail speaker. Equally at home as an event and conference host, Rita’s interaction with audiences always goes down well whilst ensuring that everything runs smoothly and to plan.

To book Rita Clifton as the business speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Rita is known to cover the following topics:

  • Retail Speaker
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Corporate Turnaround

“ ..Interesting, informative, stimulating…convincing”  – CBI

“..the highlight of the conference”  – Marketing Society

“Fascinating and thought provoking” – BT conference

“A complete star…brilliant presentation”  Rothschild Business Conference

“….really fabulous.  Relevant, informative, inspiring” – National Trust