The Walpole Board

Michael Ward
Chairman, 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 Brocklebank
Chief 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 Carter
Director 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 Bono

Gillian spent 25 years building up How To Spend It into a multi-award winning magazine, website and app and a major profit centre for the Financial Times. She now consults for luxury lifestyle brands and media.

Mark Harvey
Mark Harvey
Managing 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.

Mark Henderson
chairman, 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 Morley
Head of Wealth Management UK, Deutsche Bank

Michael is Head 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 mostert
research 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.

The Walpole Advisory Board

Meribeth Parker
Non-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.

Nick Temperley
Nick Temperley
General Manager, Edrington-Beam Suntory UK

Nick Temperely joined Diageo in 2003 having completed an MBA at London Business School. He is Head of Reserve Brands GB and has also held a variety of finance roles.

Balthazar Fabricius
Co-Chair, Brands of Tomorrow; Chairman, Fitzdares

Balthazar Fabricius co-founded turf accountancy Fitzdares in 2005. In 2007, Fitzdares became an inaugural Walpole Brand of Tomorrow and is now proud to be bookmakers to the British luxury sector.