A Summer of Luxury | Holiday with… Harrods’ Michael Ward

Kicking off our Summer of Luxury Campaign – a celebration of the year’s most carefree of months – we spoke to Michael Ward, Walpole’s Chairman and Managing Director of Harrods, on how to navigate the season of sun in style.

What is your holiday read this year?
Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher (a frighteningly alarming read).

Where will you be holidaying?
I don’t really holiday in the summer but wait until September when it is more “tranquille”. My favourite holiday destination would be my cottage in Normandie or my eyrie in Mallorca.

Have you ever had a ‘lightbulb’ moment related to your business or career while taking some downtime?
Every day is a lightbulb day at Harrods.

What is your top tip for surviving the summer heat?
To survive in style – Loro Piana.


Pictured: Michael Ward at the Walpole Trade Delegation to New York City in 2017.