Roger Holmes has been a Partner at Change Capital Partners since 2005, having joined from Marks & Spencer where he was Chief Executive Officer. Roger advises portfolio companies on business strategy and is also responsible for scoping and screening investment opportunities. He has been instrumental in the Jil Sander, Republic and Hillarys investments and is currently a board member of Paule Ka, Rossopomodoro and Hallhuber. Roger has extensive retail and management experience leading companies in the clothing, food, electricals and DIY sectors. Prior to Marks & Spencer his roles included being Chief Executive of Kingfisher’s electrical sector as well as a main Board Director; three years as Finance Director of B&Q; and Managing Director of Woolworths. Earlier in his career Roger spent seven years as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Co, latterly as Principal specialising in retail and consumer goods. He is a graduate of Bristol University and Chair of the Bristol University Centenary Campaign Board.