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The Walpole Power List 2020

The Taste Makers

Introducing the 2020 Walpole Taste Makers, in association with Investec: Influencers with a great network who others look to for advice and inspiration.
15th Nov 2020
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The Walpole Power List 2020  The Taste Makers

Richard Carter, Director of Global Communications, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Richard Carter is the Director of Global Communications for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited, situated on the Goodwood Estate, West Sussex.  Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Richard pursued a career in law, hospitality, international relations and diplomacy and joined BMW South Africa as Board member for Group Communications and Public Affairs. He served on the Management Board of the Group for 11 years until his appointment to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars where he now serves on the Board. In addition, Richard serves on the Board of Walpole.

Conor O’Leary, Managing Director, Gleneagles

Conor boasts 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, having honed his leadership craft and redefined the Food and Beverage experiences at some of the UK and Middle East’s finest five-star hotels. Having joined the iconic hotel and sporting estate, Gleneagles, in 2016 – to steer the brand through its biggest period of investment in a century – he currently leads the strategic direction of the property, and is preparing for the eagerly-anticipated launch of a Gleneagles outpost in Edinburgh in late 2021.

Jason Heward, Managing Director, Leica

Since becoming Managing Director for Leica, Jason Heward has given the legendary camera brand a new focus through creativity and collaborations. He created new destination stores and galleries in Mayfair, Harrods and Manchester giving discerning creatives places to admire and learn about photography. He has fostered creativity through collaborations with the best of British luxury including Royal Opera House, Belstaff, Goodwood, Paul Smith, Rolls-Royce and National Portrait Gallery.

Mats Klingberg, Founder, Trunk Clothiers

Mats Klingberg launched Trunk Clothiers in 2010 with a background in the fashion and financial services industries. After graduating from business school in Sweden, combined with fashion studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York, Klingberg worked at Sweden’s iconic department store Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) and then for Giorgio Armani in Stockholm before embarking on a career in financial services in various marketing and communication roles. With American Express in London Klingberg was globally responsible for the marketing of several global luxury retail and travel brands. Trunk Clothiers was a Walpole Brand of Tomorrow in 2011.

Rachel Vosper, Founder, Rachel Vosper

Rachel Vosper is a candle chandler, fragrance designer and retailer. In 1994, with her heart set on becoming an investigative journalist, an unexpected trip to Barbados provided a chance meeting with a candle chandler on a beach, which changed her career path forever. Further to launching and selling two brands, Rachel opened her eponymous store in Belgravia in 2011 before becoming a mother and a Walpole Brand of Tomorrow in 2015. As well as retailing her signature collection, Rachel has also collaborated with Royal Opera House, The Berkeley, Laurent-Perrier, Turnbull & Asser, and Virgin Atlantic, to name but a few.

Shelley Tichborne, Founder & Managing Director, mou

Shelley Tichborne was born and raised in New Zealand. After studying film and literature at VUW University, she travelled extensively and began working in ad agencies. Shortly after relocating to London, she quit her career in 2002 to found mou. Her vision was to create a luxury lifestyle brand on the principles of sustainability, eco-friendliness, and ethical sourcing. Starting out in Notting Hill's Portobello Road, the fledgling brand soon gained a cult following for its eclectic and luxurious back-to-nature vibe, attracting orders from prestigious stores in the UK and abroad. Today, mou is sold through select stores internationally and has a loyal fan-base of A-listers and fashionistas.

Read the brochure here: Walpole Power List 2020 Brochure.