Hannah Gräfin von Waldersee


Hannah read French and Russian at Magdalen College, Oxford University, and spent a year working for an educational consultancy in Moscow, a law firm in Paris, and completing an internship at McKinsey in London.

After graduating, she worked for a tech start-up in travel and tourism in Barcelona, before rejoining McKinsey. During her time as a generalist management consultant, Hannah advised clients from the private, public, and third sectors on diverse situations including a global pharmaceutical merger, a due diligence on a French retail asset, and a large-scale capital infrastructure project. Hannah then rotated into a role with Dame Vivian Hunt DBE, who leads McKinsey in the UK and Ireland, helping to co-ordinate a demanding program of office commitments, board roles, and external speaking engagements. 

Hannah later served as Chief of Staff to the Master of the Queen’s Household, Vice-Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, who is responsible for all events, logistics, services and operations at Buckingham Palace and across the occupied royal palaces. 

Having joined Declare as Chief Operating Officer in January 2020, Hannah runs the daily operations of the business, executing the vision and strategy set by the co-founders across the breadth of the membership and programming services.