The Walpole Board

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 howtospendit.com.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.