Maria Hollins is the Managing Director of Ann Summers and is responsible for leading the businesses turnaround and growth in the last three years. Having joined Ann Summers as a commercial consultant in July 2018, Maria was appointed Joint Managing Director in February 2019 and sole Managing Director in February 2022.
Starting her career in Arcadia, Maria has over 30 years’ experience working within the retail industry and has previously held board positions at both ASOS and House of Fraser.
Transforming the Ann Summers business, Maria has led the successful delivery of the brands business strategy; improving product, channel experience, tech led transformation, corporate social responsibility, and colleague experience, driving commercial growth both now and planned for the future.
Maria is a frequent contributor to Retail Week, is an Ambassador of Retail Weeks Be Inspired, and is excited to be joining the judging panel for this year’s awards.