The Board

The board of directors

Michael Ward
Michael Ward
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.
Gillian de Bono
Gillian de Bono
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.
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
The Chief Executive of Walpole, 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 a Past President of the International Trademark Association and is former Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel of Richemont, where he still serves in an advisory capacity.
Richard Carter
Richard Carter
Richard Carter joined Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in February 2009, where is Director of Global Communications.
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.