Innovation Stage

Maria Hollins

Maria Hollins is Chief Executive of Ann Summers, and over the past four years has steered the iconic multi-channel retailer through a remarkable transformation. Joining as a commercial consultant in July 2018, she rapidly ascended to Joint Managing Director in February 2019 and sole Managing Director in February 2022. With over 30 years of retail experience, Maria’s leadership has revitalised Ann Summers, optimising product offerings, channel experiences, tech-led transformations, corporate social responsibility, and colleague engagement, driving both present and future commercial success.

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