Diana Hunter has over 30 years experience in Retail as Non Executive, Board Advisor and CEO. As CEO of Conviviality Plc she led the IPO of the Company and set out the Company’s strategy to “be the drink sectors leading specialist wholesaler and distributor” and growing the market capitalisation from £66.7 million to over £460 million.
Prior to that Diana held senior executive roles in two of the UK’s major retailers namely Sainsbury’s and John Lewis Partnership where she was at the forefront of new innovations, merchandising, new formats and the successful investment and growth of the store estate.
Noteable under Diana’s tenure in addition to the growth of the store estate was the successful creation of the John Lewis Food Hall, the transformation of the John Lewis and Waitrose Food and Home store at Canary Wharf and the creation and successful growth of the award winning Little Waitrose Convenience business.
Prior to Waitrose, Diana began her career at Sainsbury’s where she held numerous senior roles over 13 years, including leading investment programmes and heading the merchandising and format development of Sainsbury’s