MA (Cantab), FRSA (56)
Term of Office:
Non Executive Director of Nationwide Building Society since July 2012.
Skills and experience (including directorships):
Rita holds a number of non executive roles including at BUPA, ASOS plc and Populus and is a former non executive director of Dixons Retail plc. She is also a fellow of WWF-UK, and sits on the Assurance and Advisory Board for BP’s carbon off-setting programme. Rita has over 20 years’ senior management experience in a range of roles, with an expertise in demonstrating how brand is an integral part of long-term business strategy and in analysing and understanding consumer perceptions and behaviour. Her executive career has been in advertising, strategic marketing and market research; she was previously Chairman and Chief Executive at Interbrand UK Ltd, and prior to that Vice Chairman at Saatchi & Saatchi. During her career Rita has advised, at the most senior level, some of the UK’s best known organisations, including British Airways, Barclays, BT, Citigroup, Visa and the British Army.