Be one of 12 members to have dinner with Michael Ward, Managing Director, Harrods.
Michael began his career in chartered accountancy, training originally with Ernst and Young in 1980, before taking his first Group Finance Director position at Bassett Foods PLC in 1986 gaining an MBA during this time.
In 1989, he transferred his skills to the drinks industry when he was appointed Group Finance Director of H.P. Bulmer Holdings PLC.
Retail beckoned, and in 1994 Michael took up the post of Managing Director of Lloyds Chemists PLC, later cementing a talent for the sector with retail roles at Celsio AG and Apax Partnership.
It was in 2005 that the opportunity came to take up his current role of Managing Director at Harrods Ltd.
Michael has embarked on a programme of significant business development, growing Harrods into the unrivalled successful retail model it is today, while overseeing a smooth transition to new owners in Qatar Holding.
More recently this has involved further investment including Super Brands and Shoe Heaven.
Michael is Chairman of Walpole and was President of the European Cultural and Creative Alliance from 2014 – 2016.
This dinner is not included in membership.
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