Adrian Roper – Head of Political Engagement


After a career in investment banking in the City of London and heading up a successful election campaign at the 2010 general election, Adrian worked in Westminster for two of the 2010 intake of MPs. From there he moved to run a Police and Crime Commissioner campaign.

Adrian joined the Federation in December 2012 and is focused on campaigning on issues that impact the 15,000 members across the UK and Ireland. Adrian has an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent.

Anne Bingham – Head of Communications


Having championed the cause of independent retailers for more than 11 years as editor of the former retail trade magazine CTN, Anne spent seven years working as the Communications Manager for the Association of Newspaper and Magazine Wholesalers and a year as a PR manager for Durex before joining the Federation in 2007.

As Head of Communications, Anne is focused on providing internal and external communications, along with managing the Fed magazine, the Fed website, and all social media and PR for the Federation.


Stephen Burridge – Head of Facilities & Special Projects


Having joined the Fed in 1985, Stephen has held a number of positions within the organisation and developed a wealth of experience through working closely with national committees and senior management alike.

As Head of Facilities & Special Projects, Stephen works closely with all facets of the business to provide the tools and infrastructure to allow the organisation to service its members in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

Brian Murphy – Head of Field Operations & News


With significant news and field based experience gained from working in multiple retail groups and in wholesaling, Brian joined the Federation in 2005. He is responsible for overseeing the Field & News Operations and is also tasked with identifying business opportunities for members to earn extra profit on the news category, largely through the Newspro and Store2Door bespoke membership programmes.



Nat O’Brien – Head of Technology


After providing technical consultancy and systems engineering services to the Fed since 2012, in July 2019 the organisation invited Nat to join the senior management team as Head of Technology. Nat is responsible for the innovation, development, maintenance and security of the Federation’s technical infrastructure.

Nat has over 24 years of technical engineering, process and project management experience, gained whilst working in the telecom, venture capital, finance, construction, healthcare, legal, internet infrastructure, technical solutions and digital entertainment sectors.

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