Justine Picardie, Mark Harvey and Philippe Warnery join Walpole’s board

Walpole is delighted to announce the appointments of Justine Picardie, Mark Harvey and Philippe Warnery to its board.

Picardie, who is Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country, Harvey who is Managing Director at British winemaker Chapel Down and The Estée Lauder Companies’ Senior Vice President and General Manager UK & Ireland, Philippe Warnery, will take up their additional Walpole roles immediately.

Justine Picardie said: “British luxury has a unique sensibility, and is rightly cherished in this country and abroad: I look forward to playing my part in supporting the sector as a member of the Walpole board.”

Philippe Warnery commented: “It’s an honour to join the Walpole board at such an exciting time and to show my commitment to supporting and developing the high end and luxury sector here in the UK.”

Mark Harvey added: “Walpole plays a vitally important role in ensuring the significant opportunities ahead for the British luxury sector will be realised. The organisation is enjoying renewed energy and focus under a recent change in leadership and I’m thrilled and honoured to now join the board. I can’t wait to get started.”

MERIBETH PARKER AND NICK TEMPERLEY TAKE UP NEW ADVISORY ROLES

Also announced today, Meribeth Parker joins Walpole in a newly-created, non-executive advisory role of Chair of Walpole’s Women in Luxury network. Parker, who is a luxury media and publishing specialist, is currently Consultant Publisher at News UK, re-launching LUXX Magazine for The Times and Style Magazine for The Sunday Times.

Additionally, Nick Temperley, Head of Reserve Brands Great Britain at premium drinks company, Diageo is appointed Chair of Walpole’s Programme in Luxury Management at London Business School. Temperley, who is a London Business School alumnus, will oversee the programme which identifies and nurtures carefully selected MBA students who aspire to become the next generation of luxury business leaders. Nick takes over from Mark Henderson who stepped down as Chair of the programme, but remains a member of Walpole’s board.

Helen Brocklebank, CEO Walpole said: “Justine, Mark and Philippe bring an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and expertise to Walpole that will enable us to make significant progress in our mission to protect, promote and develop the British luxury industry.”

“Meribeth has been a tireless champion of entrepreneurial women throughout her career and there is no one better to take Walpole’s Women in Luxury network forward and Nick’s unique skills and experience will be instrumental to the success of the Programme in Luxury Management. I am delighted to officially welcome them all to Walpole and my thanks to Mark for his immense contribution over the past three years.”