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Ian Grabiner

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Ian Grabiner
BornIan Michael Grabiner
May 1959 (age 61)
🏡 ResidenceLondon
🏳️ NationalityBritish
💼 Occupation
CEO, Arcadia Group
TermOctober 2009-
👩 Spouse(s)Tracy Grabiner
👶 Children3 daughters
👪 RelativesLord Grabiner (first cousin)

Ian Michael Grabiner (born May 1959) is a British businessman, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Arcadia Group since October 2009 and has been its chief operating officer (COO) since 2002.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Ian Michael Grabiner was born in May 1959.[3]

He is the first cousin of Lord Grabiner QC, the barrister, academic administrator, and life peer, who was Arcadia's non-executive chairman from October 2002 to December 2015.[4][3]


Grabiner started his career at Littlewoods in 1977, as a trainee manager, and worked there until 1983.[5][6] He met his future wife while working at River Island.[5]

Before he joined Arcadia, Grabiner was in charge of the retail group GUS' distribution and call centre units, and before that worked for the sportswear chain Sports Division and the women's wear retailer What Everyone Wants.[1]

In the 2009 Sunday Times Rich List, his net worth was estimated at £48 million, down £5 million from 2008.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Grabiner is married to Tracy, they have three daughters.[5][8] They have homes in London and Glasgow.[6] The couple are patrons of the United Jewish Israel Appeal. [9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ian Grabiner (2016-04-04). "Ian Grabiner: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  2. "Ian Grabiner | Top 100 | Drapers". Drapersonline.com. 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "ARCADIA GROUP LIMITED - Officers (free information from Companies House)". Beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  4. Rankine, Kate (2002-12-11). "Green puts Grabiner in key Arcadia post". Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 October 30, 2009 By Lisa Berwin (2009-10-30). "Ian Grabiner has been key to Arcadia's success | Analysis". Retail Week. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Student News | Glasgow Caledonian University | Scotland, UK". Gcu.ac.uk. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  7. "Ian Grabiner". The Sunday Times. 2009-04-26. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  8. "THE DIARY (From Herald Scotland)". Heraldscotland.com. 2006-11-16. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  9. "Become a Patron". UJIA. Retrieved 2016-05-04.

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