The Walpole Board

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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.

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Helen Brocklebank
Chief Executive, Walpole

As well as CEO of Walpole, Helen is a Member of the DIT Trade Advisory Group; Chair of Consumer Goods Advisory Group, APPG for International Trade; and serves on the Duke of Edinburgh's Women in Business Committee.

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 de Bono 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 FT. She now consults for luxury lifestyle brands and media.

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Mark Harvey
Chief Commercial Offier, Chapel Down

Mark Harvey is CCO at English winemakers, Chapel Down. Prior to this he held various marketing and commercial roles at Cartier, Moet Hennessy and L’Oreal.

Michael Morley
Head of Wealth Management UK, Deutsche Bank

Michael Morley 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.

Lewis Cohen
Partner, Mishcon de Reya

Lewis Cohen is a partner at law firm Mishcon de Reya. He heads the Commercial, Technology, Sport and Data division and is co-head of the Retail and the Hospitality & Leisure sector groups.

Walpole Programme Chairs

Meribeth Parker
Chair, Walpole Women in Luxury programme

Meribeth Parker is a Non-Executive Director and Luxury & Media Consultant. She has been a NED for Jimmy Choo, Bally and Belstaff, and is founder of Meribeth Parker Consulting.

Nick Temperley
Nick Temperley
Chair, Walpole Programme in Luxury Management at London Business School

Nick Temperley is the General Manager of Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, and was previously Head of Reserve Brands at Diageo.

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Balthazar Fabricius
Co-Chair, Walpole 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.

Chris Downham
Co-Chair, Walpole Brands of Tomorrow

A chartered accountant, Chris was previously CFO and CEO of luxury media company BOAT International, and holds advisory and board roles with several companies.