Leading companies since 2010, Sir Eric Peacock has wide-ranging experience in financial services, consumer goods and industry supply chain, and he is an active board member for numerous enterprises. Eric has grown, sold and acquired businesses, reflecting his deep-rooted interests in people development, culture and engagement.
Arnaud Champenois, Senior Vice President, Belmond
Mr. Champenois has over 20-years of experience in leading brands, marketing and communication in the luxury goods and services sector. Prior to joining Belmond in 2011, Mr. Champenois was Regional ASEAN Brand Director for various brands at L’Oreal Luxury Products Division.
Alistair Crane, Founder and CEO, Hero
Alistair Crane is CEO of Hero, the industry-leading, mobile-first technology powering live shopping for retailers. Prior to Hero, Alistair launched Grapple as CEO and Co-Founder in 2009 until his successful exit in September 2013 to Monitise PLC. He joined Monitise as European President before progressing to Chief Sales.
Melanie Grant, Luxury Editor, 1843 Magazine
Melanie has worked in the media industry for over 20 years, starting off at the BBC before going on to The Independent, The Financial Times and The Times. She joined The Economist in 2006 and is now Luxury Editor on their lifestyle magazine 1843. She is currently writing her first book.
Renée Kuo, Managing Director, Debrett's
Renée is the Managing Director of Debrett’s. Following a successful career in Sales & Trading at Bank of America and Citadel Securities. Renée moved to the UK in 2014 and joined Debrett’s in October 2015 in a newly appointed role as Managing Director of new ventures before succeeding the outgoing CEO in January 2016.
Kaito Kurosaki is the Chief Operating Officer at Luxurynsight, the first business intelligence platform specialised in the luxury industry. Together with an advisory board from LVMH, Hermès, Chanel, L’Oréal and Richemont, Luxurynsight has developed unique technologies, expertise and data science to support brands.
Michael Wainwright, Managing Director, Boodles
Michael joined Boodles in 1984 and is now the Managing Director. He is the fifth generation of the Wainwright family to own the business, which was established in 1798. Michael is also Fundraising Trustee for the Rainbow Trust, a children's charity. He is also past Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths Company.
Sebastian Conran, Founder, Sebastian Conran Associates
From working in the Habitat design studio in the 1970’s to founding Sebastian Conran Associates in 2009 and Consequential Robotics in 2015. Sebastian is Professor of Design & Innovation at Bristol Robotics Lab and Designer in Residence at the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering.