Sir Stuart Hampson


Former chairman of the John Lewis partnership, Sir Stuart Hampson is now the Chairman of the Crown Estate. A fabulous business management speaker, Stuart has a fantastic wealth of knowledge from a longstanding career in elite corporations, allowing him to talk on a wide spanning range of topics with confidence and detail.

Becoming the fourth ever Chairman of the John Lewis partnership in 1993, Sir Hampson presided over the modernisation of the brand whilst striving to not sacrifice the partnership ethos of the firm that has plated such a prevalent role since its establishment in 1929. Stuart refurbished both Oxford Street and Sloane Square department stores, extended opening hours as well as expanding the product range. When tied with the greater use of online services and a home-delivery grocery service, Sir Hampson had created a formidable contender in the massively competitive retail world. As a business speaker, Stuart stresses the need to innovate and be market leaders in order to achieve the most success possible.

Talking as a business management speaker and keynote speaker, Stuart seeks to pass on the John Lewis ethos as well as the values of employee engagement and employee ownership. A wonderful personality, Sir Hampson uses his professionalism associated with his career to his speeches, ensuring an articulate and polished performance. Before his retirement from the partnership, the 2006 results of the brand proved testament to Stuart’s vision and accomplished leadership, with pre-tax profits hitting £319 million, up 27% from the previous year alone.

Now Chairman of the Crown Estate, Sir Stuart Hampson oversees one of the largest property portfolios in the country, valued at an estimated £8.1 billion. With a profit of over £200 million each year, Stuart’s knowledge and experience of managing a large business is undeniably invaluable to the organisation. When you combine Sir Hampson’s time at both John Lewis and the Crown Estate, it makes for an impressive reputation as one of the most accomplished business speakers on the after dinner speaker circuit.

To book Sir Stuart Hampson as the business management speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Business Management Speaker
  • Business Speaker
  • Corporate Management
  • Leadership & Teamwork

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