Leadership team

Our leadership team is made up of people who are passionate about retail. Collectively we have well over 130 years of experience between us, working on both the analysis side and for retailers. We’re also quite a friendly bunch, so always feel free to get in touch!



Neil Saunders
Email: neil@conlumino.com
Twitter: @neilretail

Neil is Managing Director of Conlumino. Previously Consulting Director at Verdict and before that working for the John Lewis Partnership, Neil has a wealth of experience in retail, business strategy and consumer research and heads up most consulting projects for clients. Neil is frequently found in the media giving his views on all manner of retail matters. In his spare time he likes cycling round the Wiltshire countryside (but only if it’s dry!).


Matt Piner
Email: matt@conlumino.com
Twitter: @matt_piner

Matt is Research Director at Conlumino. With extensive experience at both Verdict and Mothercare, Matt is knowledgeable about all aspects of retailing including the challenges of e- and m-commerce. Within Conlumino he heads up a number of research areas, including insight into the home related retail markets. He also works with clients on a consultancy basis. Matt devotes a lot of his spare time to undertaking DIY tasks in his new home!


Sarah Hutchinson
Email: sarah@conlumino.com

Sarah is Account Director for Conlumino. In this role she looks after major clients, keeping them up-to-date about our latest research and products as well as gathering their feedback to shape new services. Sarah has plenty of experience in account management and ensures that good service is given at all times. In her spare time Sarah can occasionally be found selling ice cream made from goat’s milk on London’s Borough Market – which she says is delicious and healthy!



Stephen Ward
Email: stephen@conlumino.com
Twitter: –

Stephen is Commercial Director at Conlumino where he is responsible for looking after commercial aspects of the US operation as well as the interests of UK clients. Stephen also advises retailers undertaking international expansion of the services we offer to support them. Stephen has a background in Account Management, having previously worked at Touch Group as well as Canadean. In his spare time Stephen participates in the often incompatible sports of rugby and rowing.


George Scott
Email: george@conlumino.com

George is a Senior Consultant at Conlumino and leads food & grocery research. Formerly a foodservice Analyst at Allegra Strategies, his previous experience also includes commercial due diligence work as well as Directorship of a bakery startup.  In his spare time he’s a travel enthusiast and an avid sports fan.



David Alexander
Email: david@conlumino.com

David is a Consultant at Conlumino, where he covers both domestic and international retail, working on a number of bespoke pieces of work for clients. Graduating in history from Warwick University, David trained as a solicitor at a commercial law firm before switching his focus to the retail sector. A London native, David enjoys dining out, cooking and all things food related.


Håkon Helgesen
Email: haakon@conlumino.com

Håkon is a retail analyst at Conlumino. In this role he mostly covers the Scandinavian retail markets, including his native Norway, where he analyses a number of markets including food. He also covers a range of more general retail topics, including technology and economic matters. Håkon has a degree in economics and business from the Universitetet i Oslo. In his spare time, and in a typical Norwegian outdoor fashion, Håkon enjoys rock climbing, sailing and skiing.






Maureen Hinton
Email: maureen@conlumino.com
Twitter: @maureen_retail

Maureen is Conlumino’s Global Research Director. In this role she oversees our important programme of global research spanning both developed and emerging retail markets. Prior to Conlumino Maureen worked at Verdict in both consultancy and research roles, latterly heading up the company’s research and analysis division. Maureen has extensive experience in global retail, having worked for Littlewoods and National Magazines in Russia and Italy.


Joseph Robinson
Email: joseph@conlumino.com
Twitter: @conlumino_joe

Joseph is Consulting Director Conlumino. Formerly of Mothercare and Verdict, he now works on a number of bespoke research projects for clients. Joseph is also Conlumino’s go to person for FMCG and consumer goods related matters, knowledge he gained from a former role at Datamonitor’s Consumer division. No one is exactly sure what Joseph does in his spare time, although he is occasionally seen running home from the office. 


Jeremy Pearce
Email: jeremy@conlumino.com

Jeremy is Account Director for Conlumino. In this role he looks after major clients ensuring that their needs are fully met by our research and gathering their feedback to help shape future products. Having worked at Verdict for 7 years, Jeremy is well known to most clients and prides himself on giving excellent service. Jeremy has the special responsibility of furnishing the team with coffee, and on his weekends off likes to return to his native Cornwall for surfing and pasty eating.



Greg Bromley
Email: greg@conlumino.com

Greg is a Consultant at Conlumino where he focuses on a number of areas including home, food and multichannel. Having graduated with a degree in Geography from the University of Leeds, Greg has a solid knowledge of GIS in retail.  Greg comes armed with extensive work experience from interning at companies including Javelin, Sainsbury’s and Planet Retail.


Dan Woodward
Email: dan@conlumino.com

Dan is responsible for Business Development at Conlumino, both within the UK and internationally and is passionate about expanding the reach of the brand. Dan’s previous business development experience comes from his role at leading food and beverage market intelligence provider Canadean. In his spare time Dan likes to pursue his passion of urban abseiling and in more quieter moments, settling down to enjoy a good RomCom.

Rebecca Marks

Email: rebecca@conlumino.com


Andrew Hall

Email: andy@conlumino.com


Sophie McCarthy

Email: sophie@conlumino.com