Peter Cowgill, Non-executive Chairman

Peter Cowgill was Executive Chairman of JD Sports Fashion Plc from 2004 to 2022, prior to which he was Finance Director. Peter was instrumental in driving the strong performance of JD Sports Fashion during this period. 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.

Sheraz Ramzan, Chief Executive 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. Sheraz is responsible strategic planning, brand strategy and marketing and facilitating Company growth.

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.

Tarak Ramzan, Non-Executive Director

Tarak was the driving force behind the Group’s establishment and Chief Executive Officer to March 2024. 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 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.

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.