Sonia Whiteley-Guest - Facilitator
Group Commercial Director
Sonia has over 25 years of Retail, Brand and Marketing experience in the UK retail market. With senior roles at Asda, Orange, Lloyds Banking Group and latterly that of Corporate and Own Brand Director at Morrisons plc under her belt, she has now transferred her learnings and experience to her role as Group Commercial Director at Sun Branding Solutions, helping clients bring their brands to market.
A futurologist, and Chief Executive of Global Futures and Foresight (GFF) - a strategic futures research organization, David’s 30 year diverse business career has made him recognisable as one of the world’s leading futurists and strategic thinkers.Since founding GFF, David has worked with many of the world’s largest organisations, and government bodies as well as academic institutions and industry associations. His insights have led many organizations to embrace change and prepare innovative strategies to renew themselves and generate new growth.In his 30 year business career he has held senior management positions in large and small organizations. He has been involved in public sector, commercial and financial markets and has held sales, marketing and general management positions in companies such as the UK based DRG group and The US Unisys corporation. Whilst at Unisys he held the position of Strategic Marketing Director for their $2bn global financial services business.
Progam Director Product Lifecycle Management
Rickard has 15 years’ experience in brand identity, packaging processes and digital marketing. Currently program director for product lifecycle management at Bacardi, his focus is on creating integrated product development processes to ensure Bacardi retains its competitive advantage.
Digital Solutions Director
Darren is responsible for the strategic development of the digital division of Sun Branding Solutions, leading the Professional Services, Development, Training and Support teams, and drives the direction of the digital sales and marketing activities.Darren has over 15 years’ experience in SaaS based enterprise software solution delivery within the retail, food, and FMCG brand sectors.Before joining Sun Branding Solutions, Darren worked at Micros (formerly known as RedSky / Ramesys, a leading provider of Online Retail Specification and Due Diligence systems) for 9 years in a number of consultant and project management roles, before becoming the head of client programmes.