Luke Johnson

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

He is Chairman/part owner of the restaurant business Giraffe and Chairman/owner of Patisserie Valerie.

He built up the Strada restaurant chain and owned various classic London restaurants including The Ivy, Le Caprice and J Sheekey. Previously he was Chairman of PizzaExpress PLC. He co-founded the largest UK chain of dental surgeries, Integrated Dental Holdings.

He writes a weekly essay in The FT and is Chairman of The Royal Society of Arts, and chairs the theatrical charity Stage One. He was a trustee of The Riverside Arts Centre and The Assembly Rooms on the Edinburgh Fringe.