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Luke Johnson

Chairman, Risk Capital Partners

Luke JohnsonLuke Johnson is the Chairman of Risk Capital Partners, a private equity firm he founded in 2001.  For six years until 2010 he served as Chairman of Channel 4 Television. 

He is Chairman/part owner of the restaurant business Giraffe, Chairman/owner of Patisserie Valerie and Chairman/part owner of Gail’s. He was Chairman of PizzaExpress PLC in the 1990s.  He co-founded the largest UK chain of dental surgeries, Integrated Dental Holdings.  He serves as a non-executive director at Metro Bank plc, and has been chairman of the Royal Society of Arts since 2009, and chairs theatre charity Stage One.  He writes a weekly essay in The Financial Times.  

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