Iceland Chief Executive Malcolm Walker CBE has been a successful entrepreneur since his schooldays. He founded Iceland and chaired the business through 30 years of consistent sales growth until his departure in early 2001, then returned four years later to lead one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the history of UK retailing. Malcolm is now also a regular commentator on industry issues in Retail Week.
Malcolm founded Iceland with just £30 in 1970. He was sacked from his day job with Woolworths when they found out about it, and 31 years later he was sacked from Iceland, too, before making a spectacular comeback in 2005.More