Walpole Power List 2023

These are the 50 most influential people in British luxury

From creatives to custodians, we reveal the inspirational individuals across eight categories whose creativity, leadership and skill is set to define the direction of the British luxury sector over the coming year in the Walpole Power List 2023...
25th Jan 2023
Walpole Power List 2023 These are the 50 most influential people in British luxury

Now in its fourth year, the Walpole Power List celebrates the biggest names and the brightest minds who are setting the course of the British luxury industry for the coming year. Unveiled on the evening of 25th January at a ceremony at The Lanesborough hotel in London, the Walpole Power List 2023 showcases the inspirational individuals within Walpole member brands whose creativity, leadership and skill is powering the future growth of the most exciting sector in the world.

"After four years of publishing the Walpole Power List I am always struck by the quality of the creatives, entrepreneurs and executives who are growing their careers in British luxury," says Helen Brocklebank, Chief Executive of Walpole.

"Time and time again we see that people are this sector’s greatest asset and the driving force behind the brands, hotels and cultural institutions that make British luxury so desirable. It’s a pleasure to be able to recognise and celebrate their achievements this evening.”

See all the photos from the Walpole Power List 2023 party at The Lanesborough here.

Following the publication of our list, we will be profiling the people who made the Walpole Power List 2023 here on-site. Keep your eyes trained on thewalpole.co.uk over the coming weeks to learn more about our winners...


Walpole Power List 2023


Business leaders who magically bring the revenue in, ensuring prosperity for their company and the luxury industry.

Aino-Leena Grapin, CEO, Winch Design
Andrew Carter, CEO, Chapel Down
Kerry Golds, Chief Tour Operating Officer UK, US & Australia, Abercrombie & Kent Ltd
Tracey Greaves, Chief Commercial Officer & CEO of Kinrara Goodwood
Adam Guy, Managing Director, Laurent-Perrier UK
Ashley Highfield, Chairman, Oyster Yachts
Kenya Hunt, Editor-in-Chief, ELLE UK
Mark Johnson, Global President, Molton Brown & President Cosmetics Business, AEMEA, Kao
Guillaume Marly, Managing Director, Hotel Café Royal
Lisa Montague, Group CEO, Sanderson Design Group

Read our interviews with the Rainmakers here.


Those who see the world a little differently: the creative powerhouses upon whose ideas businesses are built.

Aiveen Daly, Director, Aiveen Daly
Maeve Doyle, Artistic Director, Maddox Gallery
Serena Guen MacLeod, Founder, SUITCASE
Kathryn Sargent, CEO, Kathryn Sargent

Read our interviews with the Creatives here.

Master Storytellers

The people at the heart of luxury, telling the industry's inspiring stories and keeping it relevant.

Jodi Feder, Communications Director, Sybarite
Daniel Golding, Global Head of Corporate Communications, McLaren Automotive

Read our interviews with the Master Storytellers here.


Networking geniuses with an eye for a creative collaboration, and the skills to make it happen.

Stacey Bowles, Head of Partnerships, V&A
Crispin Butler, Director of Marketing and Communication, Fortnum & Mason
Victoria Carvalho, Chief Proposition Officer, Ten Group
Laura Dove, Chief Operating Officer, AllBright
Neil Georges, Director of Events and Hospitality, Cowdray
Dorota Gwilliam, Global Director of Luxury & Weekend Advertising, Financial Times
Caroline Jennings, Marketing and Communication Director, Cadogan
Mo Mohsenin, Head of Marketing, LINLEY
Linda Plant, Director of Strategic Relations, Edwardian Hotels London
Leo Turner, Business & Marketing Director, Downey
Carey Weeks, Director of Partnerships, The Jockey Club

Read our interviews with the Connectors here.


Influencers with a great network who others look to for advice and inspiration.

Stephen Briars, Chief Creative Officer, The Conran Shop
Alex Christou, Founder, Eight Lands
Sarah Haywood, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Haywood Weddings & Celebrations
Marie Karlsson, Creative & Managing Director, Cole & Son
Jules Maury, Head of Scott Dunn Private, Scott Dunn Private
Leanne Roberts-Hewitt, Founder, Wildabout 
Alex Le Roux, CEO, ALR Music
Iain Watson, CEO, David Collins Studio
Jeremy Hackett, Chairman, Hackett London

Bright Sparks

Dynamos driving businesses forward, with creativity and strategic thinking at their hearts.

Alix de Brabant, Prestige Communications Manager, Chivas Brothers
Lee Powell, Vice President, Brand and Product, Cunard
Kerstin Remy, Commercial Director – Sales & Marketing, The Hari
Laura C. Uccello, Partnerships Director, Saatchi Gallery

Read our interviews with the Bright Sparks here.


Champions of British-made, advocating for craftsmanship and fighting to keep important jobs and skills in this country alive.

Richard Brendon, Founder, Richard Brendon
Robert Day, Chairman, and Joshua Dutfield, CEO, Axminster Carpets
Stuart Geddes, Managing Director, The Lanesborough

Read our interviews with the Custodians here.


Guardians of brand legacy, future-proofing businesses with sustainable and long-term initiatives.

Andrew Henning, Area Managing Director – London, Grosvenor House Suites
James Amos, Director of Marketing, Boodles
Matthew Cox, Creative Director, Matthew Cox
Bernie de Le Cuona, Founder and CEO, de Le Cuona
Monica Rastogi, Regional Director of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, Estee Lauder Companies
Andrew Roberts, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations and Engagement, Burberry
Adam Sebba, CEO, The Luminaire

Read our interviews with the Future-Proofers here.

> Download the Walpole Power List 2023 brochure using the link below.

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