Meet the Judges: Duncan Graham


Duncan Graham Managing Director Retail Excellence

Originally from Nottingham Duncan has a wealth of experience in Irish retail since his arrival in Cork in 1996 where he spent 2 years with Marks and Spencer in Cork before relocating to Dublin. In 1999 he moved ‘across the road’ to Brown Thomas in Grafton street where he spent 3 years as General Manager before taking on a role as CEO in the fashion industry. For the last 8 years Duncan has worked as Retail Director for Specsavers covering Ireland, Scotland and Spain. Duncan says ‘I am delighted to have joined Retail Excellence at such a critical point for the retail, it’s an honour to follow David and I am looking forward to working with retailers and partners from across the country as we shape the industry for the future’.


Retail Excellence was established in 2005, it is owned by the members, for the members. They are an organisation which invests in innovative and exciting learning, market intelligence, human resources services, Government representation and member networking initiatives. Retail Excellence has over 2,200 leading retail company members with over 13,000 stores in Ireland. Their members are the most progressive and innovative retailers. Retail Excellence is by far the largest retail industry body in Ireland.Paycheck Plus, Your ISO Accredited Payroll Service

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