Rebecca Simonds

Group Managing Director

​Rebecca has 14 years’ experience as commercial director of The Watch Gallery where she ​delivered profitable growth while maintaining strong financial and operational control. Prior to joining the business, Rebecca obtained an MBA from Cranfield University. She qualified as a Chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1993.

Alyson Lloyd

Group Creative Director​

Alison is the founder and creative visionary behind accessories label, Ally Capellino, currently sold in over 30 countries worldwide. She trained in fashion and textiles before founding the label, recognised for its paired-down aesthetic in 1980. Under her guidance, Ally Capellino was one of the first British names to break into Japan. Several collaborations ensued, including with Tate galleries, Apple and Danish sportswear brand, Norse Projects. Alison was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire for her contribution to fashion in 2014.

Alistair Tusting

Tusting CEO​

Following his degree at the University of Cambridge, and postgraduate study in Production Engineering, Alistair worked in product design before eschewing an MBA place at Cranfield to join the Tusting family business in 1990. Under his guidance, the company has evolved from a specialist leather hide provider into a global leather-goods label, with Tusting goods gaining a firm footing in the USA, China and Japan.

Stephen Murphy

Executive Chairman​

Stephen boasts over 30 years of Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity experience (Salomon Brothers Inc, Citi and Citadel Capital). He is a seasoned fiduciary and has been directly involved in consumer facing businesses since being appointed to the Board of Brown Thomas Group (Department stores) in Ireland in 1998. He was co-founder of the Watch Gallery and led the 2004 rescue of Savile Row tailoring house, H Huntsman & Sons. He holds an MA from Trinity College, Dublin.