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The Walpole Power List 2020

The Innovators

Introducing the 2020 Walpole Innovators, in association with Investec: Those who have shown true innovation in product, service or management throughout the pandemic.
15th Nov 2020
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The Walpole Power List 2020  The Innovators

Rachel Waller, Vice President, Marketing, Digital & Innovation, Burberry

As VP of Marketing, Digital & Innovation at Burberry, Rachel Waller is responsible for all of the luxury brand’s owned channels across social, platforms, influencers, email, messaging and digital innovation.

Linda Plant, Director of Strategic Relations, Edwardian Group, London

Linda Plant was named Director of Strategic Relations for Edwardian Group, London in 2016. She joined the company in 1990 and has held several positions within the group including Group Head of Marketing for 10 years and Group Head of Sales for four years. Linda oversees the global partnership efforts of London’s largest privately owned hotel company, including the execution of business strategies and collaboration with key commercial partnerships. The Edwardian Group London includes the brands Radisson Blu Edwardian and the May Fair Hotel, and will open a new-build 5 star hotel in Leicester Square, London in 2021.

Tracey Greaves, Chief Commercial Officer, Goodwood

Tracey Greave joined Goodwood in 2008 as Group Sales and Marketing Director; her strategy drove double-digit growth in revenues. Becoming CCO in 2016, Tracey’s responsibilities increased to include sponsorship. Her creative content propositions, including a digital strategy that has attracted global brands, have grown revenues and profits across events. Tracey has also led the development of the Estate’s sustainability vision, driving the 10-year strategy to reduce Goodwood’s carbon footprint. Tracey has recently taken on the role of overseeing future growth, focusing on new business initiatives and developing collaborations that continue to grow Goodwood’s reputation as a leading global luxury experience brand.

Beatrice Descorps, Global Vice-President of Marketing, Molton Brown

With over 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry, shaping some of its most iconic brands, Beatrice Descorps is currently the Global Vice-President of Marketing at Molton Brown. A member of the Leadership Team since 2016, she has been a driving force behind this British icon’s renewed lease of life - treasuring uncompromising quality and celebrating creativity in its perfume- makers, while paving the way in positive luxury.

Cate Moore, Global Director of Advocacy, Connections and eCommerce, William Grant & Sons

Cate Moore joined the innovative, family-owned distiller William Grant & Sons in 2014 and is responsible for driving Digital and Omnichannel transformation across the portfolio with luxury brands including Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt whisky and The Balvenie, the world’s most handcrafted single malt whisky. Cate balances establishing and growing the company’s online business with defining the role of content, data and tech in integrated consumer/trade connections, whilst also driving the Brand Ambassador programme.

Joost de Kruiff, General Manager, Home Grown Club

As General Manager, Joost de Kruiff is responsible for the running of Home Grown, the exclusive membership club. Home Grown is a community of entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders and business innovators based in the heart of Marylebone from the team behind Home House.

Read the brochure here: Power List 2020 Brochure.