The Walpole Team & Board

Walpole Executive Team

Helen Brocklebank

Helen Brocklebank

CHIEF EXECUTIVE
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Charlotte Keesing

Charlotte Keesing

DIRECTOR, CORPORATE AFFAIRS & INTERNATIONAL
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Olivia Lowdell

Olivia Lowdell

HEAD OF EVENTS
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Rosie Mason

Rosie Mason

MEMBERSHIP MANAGER
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Jenni Rayner

Jenni Rayner

HEAD OF CONTENT & DIGITAL
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Stephanie Robinson

Stephanie Robinson

HEAD OF MEMBERSHIP
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Bethanie Sheehan

Bethanie Sheehan

MARKETING & EVENTS EXECUTIVE
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Carly Von Speyr

Carly Von Speyr

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
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Celandine Wade

Celandine Wade

PROGRAMMES & CONTENT MANAGER
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Julia Woolley

Julia Woolley

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
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Walpole Board

Michael Ward

CHAIRMAN, WALPOLE
MANAGING DIRECTOR, HARRODS
Michael Ward is Walpole’s Chairman and heads up the board of esteemed industry experts from a breadth of different luxury sectors. Michael is Managing Director of Harrods.

Helen Brocklebank

CHIEF EXECUTIVE,
WALPOLE
As well as CEO of Walpole, Helen is a Member of the DIT Trade Advisory Group; Chair of Consumer Goods Advisory Group, APPG for International Trade; and serves on the Duke of Edinburgh's Women in Business Committee.
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Richard Carter

DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS
ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS
Richard Carter joined Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in February 2009, where he is Director of Global Communications.
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Gillian De Bono

FORMER EDITOR
FT HOW TO SPEND IT
Gillian de Bono spent 25 years building up How To Spend It into a multi-award winning magazine, website and app and a major profit centre for the FT. She now consults for luxury lifestyle brands and media.
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Mark Harvey

CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFIER
CHAPEL DOWN
Mark Harvey is CCO at English winemakers, Chapel Down. Prior to this he held various marketing and commercial roles at Cartier, Moet Hennessy and L’Oréal.
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Michael Morley

HEAD OF WEALTH MANAGEMENT UK
DEUTSCHE BANK
Michael Morley is Head of UK Wealth Management at Deutsche Bank. He was previously CEO of Coutts & Co; a Director of Adam & Company; and Chairman of RGB International.
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Lewis Cohen

PARTNER
MISHCON DE REYA
Lewis Cohen is a partner at law firm Mishcon de Reya. He heads the Commercial, Technology, Sport and Data division and is co-head of the Retail and the Hospitality & Leisure sector groups.
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Sarah Sands

journalist & author
Sarah Sands is a former editor of The Sunday Telegraph and The Evening Standard and of Radio 4’s Today programme. She is a board director of Hawthorn Advisors, chair of Bright Blue think tank, on the board of the Berkeley Group and of London First, and a trustee of Index on Censorship.

Walpole Programme Chairs

Meribeth Parker

CHAIR, WALPOLE WOMEN
IN LUXURY PROGRAMME
Meribeth Parker is a Non-Executive Director and Luxury & Media Consultant. She has been a NED for Jimmy Choo, Bally and Belstaff, and is founder of Meribeth Parker Consulting.

Nick Temperley

CHAIR, WALPOLE PROGRAMME IN LUXURY MANAGEMENT AT LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL
Nick Temperley is the General Manager of Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, and was previously Head of Reserve Brands at Diageo.

Balthazar Fabricius

CO-CHAIR, WALPOLE
BRANDS OF TOMORROW
Balthazar Fabricius co-founded turf accountancy Fitzdares in 2005. In 2007, Fitzdares became an inaugural Walpole Brand of Tomorrow and is now proud to be bookmakers to the British luxury sector.

Chris Downham

CO-CHAIR, WALPOLE
BRANDS OF TOMORROW
A chartered accountant, Chris was previously CFO and CEO of luxury media company BOAT International, and holds advisory and board roles with several companies.
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Luxury Strategy Council members

Helen Brocklebank

Chief Executive
As well as CEO of Walpole, Helen is a Member of the DIT Trade Advisory Group; Chair of Consumer Goods Advisory Group, APPG for International Trade; and serves on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Women in Business Committee.

Helen Brocklebank

Chief Executive
As well as CEO of Walpole, Helen is a Member of the DIT Trade Advisory Group; Chair of Consumer Goods Advisory Group, APPG for International Trade; and serves on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Women in Business Committee.

Helen Brocklebank

Chief Executive
As well as CEO of Walpole, Helen is a Member of the DIT Trade Advisory Group; Chair of Consumer Goods Advisory Group, APPG for International Trade; and serves on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Women in Business Committee.

Helen Brocklebank

Chief Executive
As well as CEO of Walpole, Helen is a Member of the DIT Trade Advisory Group; Chair of Consumer Goods Advisory Group, APPG for International Trade; and serves on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Women in Business Committee.