The Walpole Power List 2019 | The 50 Most Influential People in British Luxury

The inaugural Walpole Power List, in association with Inzito and Coutts, has been revealed at a party at Ennismore Sessions House in London on Thursday 6th June.

Walpole Power List 2019

Following Walpole’s same-day announcement that the British luxury sector is now worth £48 billion to the UK economy – an increase of 49% in four years – the Power List celebrates the people steering the sector to success with its roll call of the 50 Most Influential People in British Luxury: the Entrepreneurs, Founders, Game-Changers, Gurus, Heroes, Legends, Mavericks, Rising Stars, Storytellers and Tastemakers within the Walpole membership.

“British luxury has a unique sensibility – its products and experiences make the country famous throughout the world for creativity, craftsmanship, innovation and the ability to conjure new, exciting, relevant stories from a magical past. But what makes British luxury a £48 billion power house is the exceptional ability of the people inside its brands, and Walpole’s annual Luxury Power List recognises and celebrates fifty talented individuals and their impact on this extraordinary, fast-growing sector.”
Helen Brocklebank, CEO of Walpole

A huge thank you to Inzito, Coutts, Laurent-Perrier, Maison de Fleurs, Royal Salute and Ennismore for making The Power List and party possible. Images as always courtesy of Adam Duke.

Members of the Power List will be profiled every Monday in Walpole’s Daily Digest; please click here to subscribe to the Digest.

The Power List 2019:

Legends: These are the high-profile figures with a significant role in shaping the culture and legacy of British luxury
Robert Ettinger, CEO & Chairman, Ettinger
Andrew Maag, CEO, dunhill
William Asprey, Chairman, William and Son
Andrew Stembridge, Executive Director, Iconic Luxury Hotels
Michael Wainwright, Managing Director, Boodles
Steven Quin, Retail Director & Royal Warrant Holder, Turnbull & Asser

Taste-Makers: Influencers with a great network who others look to for advice and inspiration
Fiona Barratt-Campbell, Founder, Fiona Barratt Interiors
Alex Oprey, Head of Marketing, Floris
Thomas Kochs, Managing Director, Corinthia Hotel London

Mavericks: Highly creative individuals bringing something new to British luxury
Alan Scott, Creative Director, Johnstons of Elgin
Marcus Wareing, Chef Patron, Marcus Wareing Restaurants
Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle, Co-Founders, House of Hackney
Justin Redman, Director & Co-Founder, RWD
Jessica McCormack, Founder, Jessica McCormack
Kate Halfpenny, Founder, Halfpenny London

Entrepreneurs: Innovators and investors in British luxury
Johnny Sandelson, Chairman, Thomas Goode & Co.
Nigel Mills CBE, Chairman, The Lakes Distillery
Adam Brown, Founder, Orlebar Brown
Sharan Pasricha, Founder & CEO, Ennismore
Whitney Bromberg Hawkings, Founder & CEO, FLOWERBX
Natasha Golubeva, Managing Director, Maison de Fleurs

Storytellers: The people at the heart of luxury enchanting customers with their brand stories
Paula Fitzherbert, Group Communications Director, Maybourne Group
Carla Filmer, Global Communications Director, Manolo Blahnik
Zia Zareem-Slade, Customer Experience Director, Fortnum & Mason
Jacqueline Euwe, Managing Director, Luxury & Fashion, Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country
Rebecca Jago, Managing Director, The Last Drop Distillers
Joa Studholme, Colour Curator, Farrow & Ball

Game-changers : The innovators within British luxury in pursuit of something new: where they lead, others follow              
Roja Dove, Founder, Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie
Nick and Giles English, Co-Founders, Bremont
Frazer Thompson, CEO, Chapel Down Group PLC
Kathryn Sargent, Founder, Kathryn Sargent
Charlotte Semler, Co-Founder, Votary
Federico Marchetti, Chairman & CEO, YOOX NET-A-PORTER

Rising Stars: The Ones to Watch
William Woodhams, CEO, Fitzdares
Jocelyn Betts, Corporate Communications Director, Belmond
Ashley Woodfield, Head of Press, The Royal Ballet
Alexandra Llewellyn, Founder, Alexandra Llewellyn

Gurus: Individuals with extraordinary expertise in their respective fields             
Mark Henderson, Chairman, Gieves & Hawkes
Jon Slade, Chief Commercial Officer, The Financial Times
Hugh Seaborn, CEO, Cadogan
Vartkess Knadjian, Chief Executive, Backes & Strauss

Founders: Inspirational individuals who have built their brands from the bottom up      
Richard Brendon, Founder, Richard Brendon
Linda Pilkington, Founder, Ormonde Jayne
Chantal Coady OBE, Founder & Creative Director, Rococo Chocolates
Stephen Einhorn & Jane Best, Founders, Stephen Einhorn

Heroes: Senior people within luxury who are giving back to the sector and supporting the next generation
Alistair Hughes, Managing Director, Savoir Beds
Phil Barnes, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, The Savoy
Hilary Freeman, Managing Director, Edward Green
Iain Watson, CEO & Co-Founder, David Collins Studio
Danny Brennan, Director of PR & Communications, Champagne Laurent Perrier UK