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Who's Who at the SRC

ANDREW MURPHY
SRC Chairman


Andrew Murphy is the Retail Director of John Lewis Department Stores, with Board responsibility for all JL's retail stores and contact handling operations, encompassing a team of 24,000 and an annual turnover of £3bn.

He is also responsible for the development and delivery of John Lewis's renowned Customer Experience as well as the functions of Omni-Channel and Store Development.

Andrew joined John Lewis in 1992 and worked in various store operations and asset development roles. In 2009 he became Director of Operations Development going on to become the youngest member of the John Lewis Board upon taking up his current role in March 2010.

Andrew holds an MA in Politics from Aberdeen University. He was the founding Chairman of Scotlandís first city centre Business Improvement District, Essential Edinburgh, and is a former member of the advisory boards of both the Scottish Retail Consortium & Cooperative Development Scotland.

In 2012 Andrew served on The Commission on the Future of Local Government and he is currently Chair of the UK China Visa Alliance. He lives in West Lothian with his wife and family.

TONY MCELROY
SRC Vice-Chair


Tony manages Tesco Corporate and Government Affairs in Scotland. Based in the Tesco Scottish Office in Livingston, Tony has extensive experience in the media and political community. Tesco is Scotlandís largest private sector employer and plays an important role in Scotlandís economy, including job creation, regeneration, food production and the environment.

Before joining Tesco, Tony was Head of Media and official spokesman for the Scottish Labour Party, working closely with a large number of senior parliamentarians, including ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Tony regularly represents Tesco in a number of key arenas from meeting local communities, Councillors or MSPs, to sitting on SCDI Executive Committee.

DAVID LONSDALE
Director, SRC


David Lonsdale is the Director of the Scottish Retail Consortium. Prior to this he was Assistant Director at CBI Scotland for 8 years until 2013, and previously worked at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, rising from Policy Officer to become Head of Policy & Public Affairs.

Davidís responsibilities at the SRC involve representing and promoting the interests of the retail industry and member companies to government, policy makers and opinion formers on a wide range of public policy issues.

He is a board trustee of Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland and a board member of the Scottish Tourism Alliance. He served previously as a member of the Church of Scotlandís Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity and as Chair of the Homes for Scotland Quality Awards.

david.lonsdale@brc.org.uk

DAVID MARTIN
Head of Policy & External Affairs, SRC


A post-graduate of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, David has held a number of positions working in public affairs, policy research and politics both in Germany and in Scotland including advising MSPs on health and education policy in the Scottish Parliament.

David works on the policy, public affairs and media activities of the SRC and represents and promotes the interests of the Scottish retail sector through political engagement with local representatives, parliamentarians, the Scottish Government and sits on a range of partnerships, working groups and committees.

david.martin@brc.org.uk / 07880 039 743
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