MONCKTON MOVES TO ASPREY & GARRARD
NEW YORK — Lawrence Stroll and Silas Chou are starting to make their presence felt at Asprey & Garrard.
The duo, who have publicly said they see no reason why the British jeweler and luxury goods house can’t be as big as Tiffany, have wooed a senior Tiffany executive to join the firm they acquired earlier this month. Rosa Monckton, currently president of Tiffany & Co. in the U.K., will join Asprey in early September as its managing director and chief executive officer for the U.K. She replaces Guy Salter, who left after the management takeover.
Monckton has been with Tiffany since 1986, when the company opened its first European store on London’s Bond Street. While there, she has overseen that unit and the Tiffany shop in Harrods. She is also a well-known figure on the London social scene, at least in part due to what has been described as a close friendship with the late Princess Diana, who was a godmother to Monckton’s child. In addition, Monckton is an active member of several charities. She will remain chairman of KIDS, an organization that cares for disabled children and their families and is a patron of the Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Monckton, who has been in the jewelry business since 1978, will oversee Asprey’s flagship on Bond Street and its shop in the Dorchester Hotel. She will report to Robert Procop, group ceo.
A Tiffany spokeswoman said Monckton’s responsibilities will be assumed by James Suess, who has managed Tiffany’s Bond Street store for several years.