Helen BrocklebankChief Executive of Walpole

Helen Brocklebank is the Chief Executive of Walpole, the trade organisation for the British Luxury sector. Under her stewardship, Walpole launched their Luxury in the Making programme in schools to help encourage the next generation of British luxury talent; developed a Women in Luxury programme with an aim to get women from 30% of the luxury c-suite to 50% in five years; and created a Future of British Luxury Summit to help develop the sector’s thought leadership and established an annual trade and media mission to the US.

Immediately before joining Walpole, she ran a content agency for luxury brands, but built her career – as well as her passion for British Luxury – in publishing, working on Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE and other iconic media brands. In October 2017. She was named one of Harper’s Bazaar’s 150 Visionary Women. Helen is also the founder of The Books That Built Me, the literary salon and podcast series, where authors discuss the books that inspire their writing. She lives in West London with her husband and two children.

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