Contact Us

Home » Speakers » Rita Clifton CBE

Rita Clifton CBE

Rita Clifton CBE is a high-profile business leader, acclaimed brand guru and sustainability champion. She inspires organisations of all kinds to find new ways to succeed in an uncertain world. Rita has an ability to engage CEOs and boards, raise the performance of all levels of executives and help entrepreneurs create long-term value. Furthermore, she offers honest, stimulating and very practical advice and will leave audiences with a clear sense of opportunities and actions.

Enquire

About Rita Clifton CBE

Rita Clifton CBE, dubbed the ‘Brand guru’ by the Financial Times and ‘The doyenne of branding’ by Campaign magazine, is celebrated for her profound impact on the world of branding and business leadership. Retail Week praised her as ‘a fabulous ambassador for business,’ and her expertise is sought after globally.

With a distinguished career that includes roles as Vice Chair and Strategy Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, London CEO and Chair at Interbrand, and co-founder of BrandCap, Rita’s insights into branding and strategy are unparalleled. She currently holds several high-profile board positions, including with the John Lewis Partnership, Nationwide Building Society, and Ascential plc. Her previous board roles span ASOS, Dixons Retail plc, Emap, Bupa, and Populus Group, alongside significant contributions to non-profit organizations like WWF and the UK Sustainable Development Commission.

Rita is also an acclaimed author and commentator, known for her bestselling book ‘The Future of Brands‘ and ‘Brands and Branding‘ from The Economist. Her latest book, ‘Love Your Imposter,’ explores modern leadership and personal branding, receiving widespread acclaim.

As a keynote speaker, Rita’s engaging style and deep knowledge make her a standout. She covers a range of topics, including leadership, innovation, corporate reputation, and sustainability. Her workshops on overcoming imposter syndrome and building an effective personal brand, based on ‘Love Your Imposter,’ are particularly lauded. Whether discussing personal, corporate, or nation branding, Rita’s insights into the digital age and how to cultivate a world-class brand resonate with audiences worldwide.

To book Keynote Speaker Rita Clifton, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email enquiries@thespeakersagency.com 

Speech Topics

Rita’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Branding in the digital age
  • How to build a world-class brand
  • The business value of branding
  • Branding for the boardroom
  • Disruption and innovation
  • Branding for SMEs and entrepreneurs
  • Branding in the not-for-profit sector
  • Building your personal brand
  • Business, leadership, and inclusion
  • Women and leadership
  • Building a portfolio career
  • Sustainability and ESG
  • Overcoming imposter syndrome
Books

Here you can find links to books by Rita Clifton. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

brands and branding rita clifton love your imposter rita clifton

Booking Information

Testimonials

"You went down a storm with the crowd. They loved it... so insightful and fresh. Google ... the highlight of the conference"

Marketing Society

"Warm and funny"

Guardian News & Media

"…funny, insightful, practical and inspiring"

Nicola Mendelsohn CBE, VP of EMEA, Facebook

Rita Clifton News

You may also like

Magnus Lindkvist

Swedish trend spotter and futurologist

James Caan CBE

Entrepreneur and former investor on Dragons Den

Robert Peston

ITV Political Editor, Former BBC Economics Editor

Steph McGovern

Former BBC Breakfast presenter and host of Steph's Packed Lunch

Professor Muhammad Yunus

Founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize winner

Geoff Ramm

Customer service expert and bestselling author of 'Celebrity Service' and 'Celebrity Service Super Stars'

Aaron Ross

Business Growth Expert and Bestselling Author of 'Predictable Revenue'

Kian Bakhtiari

Advisor to UNFCCC and contributor to Forbes on marketing through a Gen-Z lens

Shivvy Jervis

Futurist and expert on human-centred innovation

Dr. Michelle King

Award-winning speaker, bestselling author and international thought leader on inequality and organisational culture

We would love to hear from you

Enquire here

Please don't hesitate to get in touch today and one of our experienced agents will get back to you.

Contact Form [CTA]

The Speakers Agency
Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur and keynote speaker
Browse By

Name

Helen Lederer, comedian, awards host and actress who is best known for starring in Ab Fab.
Browse By

Annual Events

Simon Reeve, adventurer and after dinner speaker
Browse By

Category

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, diversity campaigner, keynote speaker and human rights activist
Browse By

Topic

Proudly Supporting
An image of the logo of Child Bereavement UK, the chosen charity supported by The Speakers Agency
Read More About Our Support

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Our former Managing Director Sylvia Tidy-Harris is one of their national Ambassadors and we are proud to support this great charity.

Stay In Touch

To stay up to date with the latest news and developments at The Speakers Agency please subscribe with your email below.