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Queen Elizabeth II

David Haigh
08 September 2022

Brand Finance is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty was a reassuring and stabilizing force, not just in the UK but for people throughout the Commonwealth. She oversaw a transformation of Britain's society and its role in the world, and throughout this period of change she helped to uphold the reputation of Britain's institutions, businesses, and society. Though she will be sorely missed, and questions will be asked about how we will fare without her, in our view her reputation and unifying influence will endure for decades.

Queen Elizabeth the Second will be remembered as an extraordinary woman. May she rest in peace.

About the Author

David Haigh
Chairman and CEO
Brand Finance

David is the Chairman and CEO of Brand Finance Plc – the world’s leading brand valuation consultancy. He has worked in the area of branded business, brand, and intangible asset valuation since 1991. He specialised entirely in the field after becoming the Director of Brand Valuation for Interbrand in 1995. He subsequently left Interbrand in 1996 to launch Brand Finance which is celebrating 25 years in business this year.

David represented the British Standards Institution in the working parties responsible for crafting international industry standards: ISO 10668 on Brand Valuation in 2010 and ISO 20671 on Brand Evaluation in 2019.

David is a passionate writer and has authored many articles on brand valuation, published in numerous marketing and finance newspapers and magazines, such as: Financial Times, Accountancy Age, and Marketing Week. He has also lectured on the topic of brand valuation for Harvard, Chicago, and London Business Schools.

David graduated from Bristol University with an English degree, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London, and obtained a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has a practising certificate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).