The Walpole Board
Michael WardChairman, 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 BrocklebankChief 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 CarterDirector of Global Communications, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Richard Carter joined Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in February 2009, where he is Director of Global Communications.
Gillian de BonoEditor, 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.
Mark HarveyManaging Director, Chapel Down
Mark Harvey is Managing Director of the Wine Division at Chapel Down. Prior to that he held various marketing and commercial roles at Cartier, Moet Hennessy and L’Oreal.
Jonathan HeilbronChairman, 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 Hendersonchairman, 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 morleyCEO, Deutsche Bank UK Limited
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 mostertresearch 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.
Justine PicardieEditor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country
Justine Picardie is the Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country, formerly a journalist for the Sunday Times, Features Director of Vogue and Editor of the Observer magazine. She is also the author of six books.
The Walpole Advisory Board
Meribeth ParkerNon-Executive Director and Luxury & Media Consultant
Meribeth Parker has been non-executive Director for Jimmy Choo plc, Bally and Belstaff as well as founder of Meribeth Parker Consulting working across media and luxury brands.