Lord Rose has been the Chief Executive of a number of substantial retail businesses including Burton Group plc., Argos plc., Booker plc. and Arcadia Group plc. He was Chief Executive and also, latterly, Chairman of Marks & Spencer plc. from 2004 to 2010. Lord Rose is currently a non-executive director of Land Securities Group and Woolworths Holdings Limited. He is Chairman of Ocado Group plc. and Fat Face Group Ltd as well as a number of other companies.