Penny Grivea is the Managing Director, UK & Ireland, for Rituals, a fast-growing international retail chain of exquisite personal care and wellness products inspired by Far Eastern traditions.
Penny has a proven track record of transformational and sustainable growth within the luxury sector, with prior roles at Harrods, Selfridges, Korres, the fashion accessory brand Folli Follie and the fine jewellers Georg Jenson. She has built a reputation as a dynamic, authentic and visionary leader capable of building brands and breaking new ground. Much of her success can be attributed to her talent for developing and inspiring high-performing teams.
Penny has been instrumental in repositioning and driving the Rituals retail, wholesale and e-commerce business. During her tenure, the business has grown threefold, with brand awareness now at a historic high. Penny is the perfect brand ambassador for Rituals, passionately embodying their values and philosophy which incite us to slow down and appreciate the priceless moments of everyday life. An inspiration to her colleagues and contemporaries, Penny is passionate about unearthing talent, building high performance teams and leading them to drive positive change whilst living and breathing the Rituals brand values and philosophy.
Penny balances the multiple demands of developing the business with her young family, her personal passions and maintaining a very healthy lifestyle. She almost certainly developed the ability to maintain balance and poise whilst stretching herself to her limits as the Greek figure skating champion in her youth.
Past speaker at Retail Week Live