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Walpole Programme in Luxury Management


Programme Overview

The programme will deliver a rigorous foundation of academic learning and professional development, which is fused with unrivalled practitioner knowledge and industry insight to support students in building both the experience and networks required to be successful in the luxury industry.

The Programme

1) Five seminars with senior executives from within the Walpole membership
2) Mentoring on a one-to-one basis
3) Networking at Walpole events throughout the year
4) Selection of electives that best match management in luxury

Last year Students' profiles

2018 Seminars (last year)

Seminar 1:
• Phil Barnes,  Managing Director, The Savoy
• Mark Harvey, Managing Director, Chapel Down

Seminar 2:
•  Nick Temperley, Head of Reserve Brands, Diageo
•  Bruno-Roland Bernard, Group Comms Director, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

Seminar 3:
•  Marco Gentile, President EMEIA, Burberry
•  Ulrik Garde Due, former CEO, Temperley London; President Fiskars Group

Seminar 4:
•  Joe Cohen, CEO, Victor Jets

Seminar 5:
•  Philippe Warnery, Senior VP & GM, Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland

Mentors from the 2017/18 programme:

• Matthew Woolsey, MD, NET-A-PORTER
• Estee Lauder Companies UK
• Patricia Sancho, CEO, Temperley London
• Paddy Byng, former CEO, Linley
• Kate Percival, Founder, Grace Belgravia
• Nick Keyte, MD, Gieves & Hawkes
• Graeme Russell, Head of Brand Communications, Bentley
• Nick Temperley, Head of Reserve Brands, Diageo
• Reinhard Mieck, Founder, LONB
• Philip M Barnes, MD, The Savoy
• Michael Wainwright, MD, Boodles
• Vartkess Knadjian, CEO, Backes & Strauss

Application Process

Eligible Students:  First year full-time MBA students

Application Process: Submit a personal statement & your CV

  (details will be on Career Central and announced on the Club website)

Application deadlines:

•        Monday 15th October - applications open in Career Central

•        Sunday 21st October - deadline for applications

•        Friday 9th November – recruitment day at Walpole Offices