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Meet the Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is a group of dynamic thought-leaders and experts dedicated to building and sustaining responsible and ethical practices within the home & giftware industry. The members’ experience spans large home & gift brands, retailers and industry associations – coming together to ensure Source Home & Gift continues to deliver cutting-edge content across the whole sustainability supply chain
Haley Shore

Haley Shore

Design Director
Pepsi Co

Hayley is a branding design director and travel-fuelled creative with experience across packaging, social and digital, print media, campaign, experiential and fashion design. Starting from a Bachelor’s degree in packaging design at FIT, her experience was shaped in the NYC branding agency world, further expanding with international experience growing the Design and Innovation function of PepsiCo across NYC, Dublin and London. 

Melissa Craft

Claire Bevan

Head of Retail
Natural History Museum

Claire Bevan is Head of Retail at the Natural History Museum, joining in 2016 after 8 years at Waterstones working across shopfloor, retail change and cafe projects. In that time Claire also worked as Policy Adviser working the Future of Farming Review at the Department of Food, Environment and Rural Affairs. She is also leader of an of a Heritage Sustainability Group with members across the heritage sector, which meets to share best practice and provide support in meeting the challenges of meeting net zero targets. Claire is passionate about the museums sector and excited about the retail industry’s new focus on sustainability, and the opportunities for heritage retail.  

Lauretta Roberts

Andrew Goodacre


BIRA CEO Andrew Goodacre has devoted his career to strengthening Britain’s high streets and the communities they support. 
Since taking over BIRA’s leadership in 2018, Andrew has expanded membership by nearly a third, by ensuring the needs of independent retailers are heard by government decision makers. 
Andrew has appeared before numerous parliamentary select committees to present evidence on a range of high street concerns – from the impact of the pandemic to supply chain inflation.  His representations were pivotal in paving the way for the 2019 Retail Rates Discount, which greatly reduced the tax burden on smaller retailers. 
Andrew represents BIRA on the Department of Business Retail Sector Council and serves as a member of the British Retail Consortium’s Policy Board and the Welsh Retail Council. 
Prior to leading BIRA,  Andrew spent many years in the hospitality industry, which helped to reinforce his belief of the importance of local high streets to the fabric of local communities and their contribution to the government’s levelling-up agenda. 
He started his career in hospitality, spending 25 years working in the retail divisions of national breweries and pub companies. 
Andrew was also formerly a member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) before becoming the CEO of the Residential Landlords Association in 2013.​

Nicola Kirby

Nicola Kirby

Head of Sourcing
John Lewis

Nicola is a proven retail leader, having built product teams for some of the UK High Street’s biggest brands and most exciting small independent labels in fashion, furniture and homeware. 

From her training in Leeds and UMIST in textile technology and design, and ambition to drive change- Nicola moved to Sri Lanka to set up and run a garment factory. From this first hands-on experience, she has since led successful teams across Europe and Asia that have created bestsellers for brands like Next and John Lewis. 

Nicola excels at finding and building strong relationships with suppliers, continually improving the profitability, quality and sustainability in the proposition.  She is adept at securing production in the most innovative factories and finding the most efficient and effective routes for products to market, balancing risk and return to ensure commercial success. 
Consistently, Nicola builds empowered, outcome-focussed teams who have a passion for product.  Sustainability and continual improvement are integral to her approach and she is always learning how to keep what she does at the forefront of the industry she loves.  Recognising her commitment to Net Zero, Nicola recently represented John Lewis at a 10 Downing St. event to foster closer collaboration with UK manufacturers. 

When not at work Nicola continues to pursue her passion for art and design and is an active supporter of the ballet world.  She loves a challenge - whether renovating houses or running a marathon, she is always striving to push the bounds. 

Alison Maynard

Alison Maynard

Head of Retail
Longleat Enterprises

Alison Maynard is Head of Retail at Longleat Enterprises where she has worked since 2011. Prior to this, Alison held a number of senior roles for High Street retailers both in the UK and in Europe covering both fashion and general merchandise.