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Jack Cunningham

Jack Cunningham heads up sustainability for Gemfields plc the UK-based multinational coloured gemstone mining company. He has group oversight of health & safety, environment, social investment and enterprise-wide risk management. Jack has over 15 years experience, starting as an environmental consultant specialising in climate change and energy policy. He moved on to working in-house in FTSE100 companies setting up and developing sustainability strategies, developing multi-million-pound operational investment projects, establishing governance groups and implementing supply chain initiatives. Jack’s experience is global and cross-sector, having worked in the media, grocery retail and mining sectors and as a management consultant for PwC.

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Charles Andrews

Prior to founding DS-48, Charles had both a military and entrepreneurial background having been involved in a number of successful start-up businesses. Subsequent to active military service as a Scots Guards officer, Charles became a private client stockbroker before becoming the Deputy CEO and co-owner of a global security and risk management group. The US operating company of the group listed on NASDAQ in 2009. As one of eleven senior executives from across the private security industry, he helped establish The British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC) in 2006. In 2011 Charles joined Ergo, a leading US intelligence and advisory firm, as Partner responsible for strategy and international development. Charles has over 25 years experience in various aspects of security, intelligence and crisis management in the public and private sector, and in 2015 established DS-48 with Trevor.

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Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton is a strategic advisor to DS-48. He was Principal Private Secretary to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry from 2005-2014. Prior to that he spent five years in the security sector, co-founding Objective Team, a company training journalists and others working in hostile environments. Previously, he was an officer in the British Army, serving in the Irish Guards (79-87), the SAS (87-95) and latterly on the staff of the Chief of the Defence Staff (95-98). He sits on the Advisory Council of the HALO Trust, the world’s largest humanitarian mine-clearance charity, and is a trustee of the Royal Foundation, the Endeavour Fund and the Varkey Foundation. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk and President of the Royal British Legion in the county, an Honorary Master of the Bench at Middle Temple and an Extra Equerry to The Duke of Cambridge.

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Anne Muhlethaler

AVM Consulting For Christian Louboutin Group CompaniesAnne Mühlethaler’s career at Christian Louboutin began in 2000, when she joined London’s Motcomb St. boutique as a part-time Shop Assistant. Given her passion for the brand and success at retail, her role evolved quickly, first to Store Manager, and then to become the company’s UK Press Officer. In the years that followed, a time of tremendous growth at Christian Louboutin, Mühlethaler’s role grew to encompass wholesale development. In 2007, after COO Alexis Mourot had joined Christian Louboutin from Marc Jacobs, Muhlethaler was promoted to UK & Ireland General Manager, a role she held for the following 7 years, during which she headed the retail development in the region, as well as Scandinavia.In 2011, she was asked by Louboutin and Mourot to head Global Communications, to prepare the brand’s

In 2011, she was asked by Louboutin and Mourot to head Global Communications, to prepare the brand’s 20th-anniversary celebration. In 2013, in

In 2013, in preparation of the Christian Louboutin Beauté launch, she left her UK GM position to develop the CL Communications team from the NY company’s HQ, as well as the digital communications, as Senior Vice President. Following this US experience, she returned Europe at the start of 2016 and left the brand in April 2017 to become an external consultant, still supporting Christian Louboutin group companies but wanting to explore new opportunities. With a unique understanding of

Following this US experience, she returned Europe at the start of 2016 and left the brand in April 2017 to become an external consultant, still supporting Christian Louboutin group companies but wanting to explore new opportunities. With a unique understanding of

With a unique understanding of multi-channel process, strategy and synergies, Muhlethaler has led integrated programs and communications for the much- loved luxury brand, including global strategy, digital, events and experiential. She’s also a frequent collaborator on brand and creative strategy to senior executives in the Louboutin organisation as well as Christian Louboutin himself.

In 2011, she was asked by Louboutin and Mourot to head Global Communications, to prepare the brand’s 20th-anniversary celebration. In 2013, in preparation of the Christian Louboutin Beauté launch, she left her UK GM position to develop the CL Communications team from the NY company’s HQ, as well as the digital communications, as Senior Vice President. Following this US experience, she returned Europe at the start of 2016 and left the brand in April 2017 to become an external consultant, still supporting Christian Louboutin group companies but wanting to explore new opportunities. With a unique understanding of multi-channel process, strategy and synergies, Muhlethaler has led integrated programs and communications for the much- loved luxury brand, including global strategy, digital, events and experiential. She’s also a frequent collaborator on brand and creative strategy to senior executives in the Louboutin organisation as well as Christian Louboutin himself.

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Mario Buccellati, II

Mario was born and raised in New York City into an iconic luxury goods family His upbringing enabled him to assimilate all of the aesthetic attributes that served him well when he joined the family business in 1979. He rose quickly through the company’s ranks and due to the untimely passing of his father, he assumed the Presidency of the company in 1985. Over the decades he became a strategic and hands-on general management executive with proven luxury brand building experience, market development and P&L management skills. He is a seasoned executive that is able to provide sound, strategic vision across sales, marketing and operations disciplines to deliver sales volume, market share and profit enhancement.

From 1985 to 2007, Mario was President and COO of Buccellati NA, a privately-held, world-renowned 250-year-old designer and manufacturer of fine jewelry, museum quality silver pieces, flatware, watches, and specialty items.

Since retiring from Buccellati in 2007, Mario has been able to branch out and enjoy many of his passions. He started a small private consulting company, MB Independent. This company’s mission was to assist young promising jewelry designers in achieving their vision through mentorship and guidance.

He recently launched an entry level jewelry brand, GENESI by Mario Buccellati, which debuted on QVC and is now in the early stages of global distribution

Following his lifelong love of music, together with his wife, Mario formed a production company, Deena Miller Productions, to supply live entertainment to high-end events. In a brief time, the company has grown exponentially from year to year and has established a worldwide clientele with performances as far away as Morocco and Bali.

In addition, Mario has been able to participate with greater frequency on several non-profit boards in the greater New York area lending his expertise in organisational governance.

A father of 5 adult children, Mario currently resides in Florida with his wife and two dogs.

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Carol Osborne

Carol Osborne is a dual-qualified lawyer in the UK and the U.S. who has more than twenty-five years of experience advising private and public companies on complex corporate legal issues, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), high value commercial agreements, and strategic business matters. She has specialised sector expertise working with retailers and manufacturers and is

She has specialised sector expertise working with retailers and manufacturers and is leader of the Retail Team in London. Ms. Osborne has particular experience assisting retailers and brand owners in the luxury goods space with whom she has been working since 1997.

Ms. Osborne is individually recognised as a notable practitioner and specialist in Commercial Contracts by Chambers UK 2016. Also, Ms. Osborne is recognised in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for her Commercial Contracts experience. “Bryan Cave offers niche expertise in the retail and luxury brands sector…Her US knowledge means that ‘ things are not lost in translation, as is often the case when working with local counsel’.”

In addition to her role as leader of the Retail Team in London, Ms. Osborne has been Managing Partner of the firm’ s London office since July 2014. She spends approximately ninety percent (90%) of her time working on commercial and corporate matters for retailers and brand owners and her depth of experience in this sector and practice area means that she brings unique expertise to the legal issues these clients face

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