John Colley
John Colley
Executive Chairman and CEO
Majestic Wine and advisor to Fortress Investment Group

John Colley is the Executive Chairman and CEO of Majestic; the UK’s number one wine specialist with over 200 stores and 1,200 employees nationwide.

Having previously worked as Managing Director at the retailer between 2015-17, John returned to Majestic in November 2019 following the acquisition of the 40 year old business by US based investment firm Fortress. His key focus is now on returning the business back to growth, whilst investing in new stores, colleague training and the completion of an ambitious transformation plan.

Prior to this, John was the Chief Trading Officer for Kingfisher PLC and a member of the Group Executive team. He held a number of positions at Kingfisher over a period of 17 years, including B&Q Commercial and Marketing Director and Commercial Director of Screwfix for 7 years at the start of its omni channel expansion.

His more than 16 years of board level experience which has also included international roles, namely CEO of Praxis DIY Netherlands and Executive Board member of Maxeda DIY Group.