Chairman, Gieves & Hawkes
Mark Henderson is Chairman of Gieves & Hawkes, the iconic British tailoring company which he led as CEO from 1996 to 2009. Prior to this he was head of marketing at Alfred Dunhill. He has spent much of his working life in Asia – particularly in China and Japan and is now cultivating a keen interest in India.
Mark is a strong supporter of British craft – leading the establishment of Savile Row Bespoke which was formed to protect and promote the art of hand-craft tailoring on Savile Row in 2004; he is also a trustee of QEST the Royal Warrant Holders Association’s charity which funds scholarships for craftsmanship and has acted as a mentor on Walpole’s Crafted programme.
He is a mentor on the London Business School’s Entrepreneurship Summer School and chairs the Walpole/LBS Innovation in Luxury competition.
He is a Director of Thomas Lyte, a new luxury goods company retailing crafted silver and leather from its first store in London’s Burlington Arcade.
He is a regular speaker at conferences and in the media on topics such as craft and luxury.