Chairman, Risk Capital Partners
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.