Simon Calver

Former head of Mothercare and LOVEFiLM


The son of a grocer, motivational speaker Simon Calver is most widely known as the CEO of LOVEFiLM, the online DVD and digital entertainment company which was sold to Amazon for £200m in 2011.

Conference delegates are always delighted to hear about his experiences working for such major organisations as Unilever (in sales and marketing), PepsiCo (where he was UK vice-president and VP of sales operations in the USA), Dell home and small business operations (VP and general manager), and the interactive digital education company Riverdeep (president and chief operating officer).

Simon was also the chief executive officer of Mothercare before becoming chairman of online printing and design company More recently, the motivational speaker created a £200m cash fund for investing in technology start-up companies in the UK via the Business Growth Fund.

When Simon left Mothercare after two years at the helm, the company’s chairman Alan Parker said: “Since Simon Calver joined Mothercare in April 2012, under his leadership the company has made progress in implementing the transformation and growth plan. In particular, Simon Calver’s e-commerce expertise has allowed Mothercare to accelerate its development as a multi-channel retailer in the UK.”

To book Simon Calver as the speaker at your event, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or calling +44 1509 85 29 27.

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