The Board

The board

Ben Hughes
Ben Hughes
Walpole British Luxury's Chairman, Ben Hughes was appointed Global Commercial Director and Deputy CEO of the Financial Times in November 2006.
John Ayton MBE
John Ayton MBE
John Ayton MBE is a luxury entrepreneur at the centre of the British jewellery industry for many years. Together with his wife, Annoushka Ducas MBE, he founded the fine jewellery brand, Annoushka in 2009.
Michael Morley
Michael Morley
Michael Morley is the CEO of Coutts & Co. Michael joined Coutts in June 2009, as Chief Executive of Coutts & Co and as a Director of Adam & Company. In September 2010 he also became Chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland International.
Michelle Emmerson
Michelle Emmerson
Walpole British Luxury's Managing Director, Michelle Emmerson brings a wealth of management and strategic experience gained from board-level and senior roles at companies including ASOS.com, BBC Worldwide and EMI Music.
Jonathan Heilbron
Jonathan Heilbron
Following a successful career in the City, Jonathan Heilbron moved to Thomas Pink as Finance Director. In 2004 Jonathan became the President & CEO of Thomas Pink, the leading international luxury shirt brand.
Dr Frederick Mostert
Dr Frederick Mostert
Dr Frederick Mostert is Chief Legal Counsel of Richemont. He is also Past President of the International Trademark Association, and a guest professor at Peking University and UCL.
Mark Henderson
Mark Henderson
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.
Sue O'Brien
Sue O'Brien
The Group CEO of Norman Broadbent PLC since 2008, Sue O'Brien is also an NED for Human Asset Development, ComeRound Experiential Marketing, and a founder member of The Women’s Business Council (Women’s Business Council).
Michael Ward
Michael Ward
Michael Ward is the Managing Director of Harrods. He began his career in chartered accountancy, training originally with Ernst and Young in 1980, before taking his first Group Finance Director position at Bassett Foods PLC in 1986.