The Walpole Board

Michael Ward
Chairman, Walpole; Managing Director, Harrods

Michael Ward is Walpole’s Chairman and heads up the board of esteemed industry experts from a breadth of different luxury sectors. Michael is Managing Director of Harrods.

Helen Brocklebank
Chief Executive, Walpole

Walpole's CEO, Helen Brocklebank brings a deep understanding of the business of luxury, gained from over 10 years at Esquire & Harper’s Bazaar – where she was Director of Editorial Partnerships – and her own luxury brands content consultancy.

Richard Carter
Director of Global Communications, Rolls-Royce

Richard Carter joined Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in February 2009, where he is Director of Global Communications.

Gillian de Bono
Editor, FT 'How To Spend It'

Gillian de Bono joined the Financial Times in 1994 to set up a magazine department following the success of a trial issue of How To Spend It for FT Weekend. She is also editor of

Jonathan Heilbron
Chairman, Walpole Brands of Tomorrow

Jonathan Heilbron began his career as an accountant, before moving into investment banking. He has spent the last 20 years holding board-level positions in a luxury brand, and now heads up Brands of Tomorrow.

Mark Henderson
chairman, gieves & hawkes

Mark Henderson is an experienced company chairman and director with an outstanding track record in international luxury and fashion businesses, most notably as chairman of Gieves & Hawkes.

michael morley
Head of Wealth Management UK, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management

Michael is CEO of UK Wealth Management at Deutsche Bank. He was previously CEO of Coutts & Co; a Director of Adam & Company; and Chairman of RGB International.

Dr frederick mostert
research fellow, university of oxford ip research centre

Dr Frederick Mostert is a Past President of the International Trademark Association and is former Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel of Richemont.