Italian by birth, Cantino, who boasts over 20 years’ experience in the luxury industry, has held a range of global brand development positions in retail, communications and marketing at labels including Prada and Alaïa. A political science graduate of the University of Turin, he is well versed in strategic and operational communications.

The executive joined Prada as marketing director in the late Nineties and went on to head up communications and external relations for the brand. From 2014, he was strategic marketing director for Miu Miu, Prada, Car Shoe and Church’s, the position he most recently held.