Board of Directors
Peter Cowgill, Non-executive Chairman
Peter Cowgill was appointed Executive Chairman of JD Sports Fashion Plc in March 2004, prior to which he was Finance Director. Peter has been instrumental in driving the strong performance of JD Sports Fashion over the past decade. Peter is also the Non-executive Chairman of United Carpets Plc and was appointed as a Non-executive Director of Better Bathrooms (UK) Limited in January 2017.
Tarak Ramzan, Chief Executive Officer
Tarak is the driving force behind the Group’s success to date. He opened his first QUIZ retail store in Glasgow in 1993. After inheriting his father’s manufacturing business aged 18, Tarak made the decision to move into retail once UK manufacturers began to move off-shore. With his passion for retail and a keen eye for fashion and product, he has steered the Company to success using a strategy that is centred around QUIZ’s distinctive selling proposition and ability to stay ahead of the competition.
Tarak has developed QUIZ’s fashion business model over the years and is responsible for brand strategy, buying and merchandising.
Gerard Sweeney, Chief Financial Officer
Gerard joined QUIZ in September 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. He was previously the Group Finance Director at Robert Wiseman Dairies PLC where he worked for 15 years. Gerard is responsible for the finance function and the development of systems and reporting to support the continued growth of the business. After completing an Accountancy degree he qualified as a Chartered Accountant when working with Arthur Andersen. Gerard is also the Company Secretary.
Sheraz Ramzan, Chief Commercial Officer
Sheraz joined QUIZ in 2003 after completing a degree in Engineering and then a Masters in Business Management. Initially tasked with raising the profile of the non-clothing merchandise part the business, he developed a fast and flexible Far East supply chain supporting growth of the footwear and accessories ranges. In his current role, Sheraz is responsible for strategic planning, brand marketing and facilitating Company growth by engaging with new partners and territories. As online sales presented themselves as the biggest retail opportunity in recent years, he plays a vital role in overseeing the development of the QUIZ domestic and international online operations.
Roger Mather, Non-executive Director
Roger joined the QUIZ Board in May 2017. Previously, he was the Group Finance Director and a Board member of Mulberry Group plc for eight years, stepping down in May 2016. Roger is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales having trained professionally with Price Waterhouse. He spent the previous 10 years in senior finance and commercial roles within the multinational Otto Group based in both Hong Kong and United Kingdom. He is also a director and trustee of Beaudesert Park School Trust Limited. Roger chairs the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of QUIZ.
Charlotte O’Sullivan, Non-executive Director
Charlotte has over 15 years’ experience in luxury marketing and leading omni-channel business transformation. She is currently the Marketing & Digital Director at Mulberry Group plc where she is an executive board member and is responsible for driving an integrated, customer-centric business strategy across the marketing, press and digital teams. Charlotte studied Modern History at Oxford University and previously held e-commerce and marketing roles with decoration specialist St Nicolas and luxury lingerie brand Myla, before joining Mulberry in 2007. Charlotte chairs the Nomination Committee of QUIZ.