Ben Elliot is an English business man, philanthropist, and the nephew of Camilla Parker Bowles. He is the co-founder of Quintessentially, the global concierge service to the super-wealthy.
Ben Elliot is a business man, philanthropist, and the nephew of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. He is the co-founder of Quintessentially, the global concierge service offering services in 60 countries. From last-minute restaurant reservations and bespoke travel itineraries, tickets to sold out events, to providing an elephant for your wedding, Ben and colleagues created the company to allow members to enjoy “the very best that life has to offer”.
President of the Royal Academy of Dance since 2012 and judge on BBC One’s “Strictly Come Dancing” Darcey Bussell will be with us for 60 Minutes
Darcey Bussell is the best-known British dancer of her generation. She joined The Royal Ballet in 1988, and was promoted to principal at the age of 19. Her talent was spotted and developed by the choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, who cast her as the heroine in his last evening-length ballet, The Prince of the Pagodas. During her career with The Royal Ballet, Darcey also appeared as a guest artist with international companies, including the Maryinsky Ballet and New York City Ballet. She retired fr...
Author, human rights activist and wife of former prime minister Tony Blair, Cherie Blair will discuss the work of her Foundation for women.
Cherie Blair CBE, QC, is a leading international lawyer, committed campaigner for women’s rights and the wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The first in her family to go to university, she studied law at the London School of Economics. Under her maiden name, Cherie Booth, she has forged a successful career in law; in 1995, she was appointed a Queen’s Counsel.
Cherie is a passionate advocate for gender equality. In 2008 she established the Cherie Blair Foundation for Wo...
China Exchange Chairman, Sir David Tang will be interviewed by writer and broadcaster, Paul Blezard about his life and musical influences in the latest instalment of the Orchestra of St John’s “My Music” series. In an intimate concert hosted at China Exchange, a selection of Sir David’s favourite pieces of music will be performed live by Founder and Principal Conductor, John Lubbock and members of the Orchestra.
Those familiar with the Prudential Series will be used to Sir David asking t...
Labour party politician, Baroness Jowell established the International Olympic Committee and championed London as the host city for the 2012 Olympics
Dame Tessa Jowell was raised to the peerage as Baroness Jowell, of Brixton in the London Borough of Lambeth in October 2015. With a name synonymous with London and the 2012 Olympics, Baroness Jowells’s career started in social work and as a campaigner for mental health charity, Mind, before entering politics as first councillor and then as the MP Dulwich and West Norwood from 1992 to 2015.
She was Minister for the Olympics (2005-2010) and Shadow Minister for the Olympics and Shadow Mini...
Actor and author, renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent, appearing in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon.
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Sir Michael Caine is an actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon.
He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including Zulu (1964), The Ipcress File (1965), Alfie (1966), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, The Italian Job (1969), and Battle of Britain (1969). His most notable role...
Author and journalist, currently working as the editor of Tatler magazine.
Kate Reardon is a British journalist and author who is the editor of Tatler magazine.
Reardon began her career on the US edition of Vogue magazine as its youngest ever fashion assistant, and was made fashion director of the British Tatler magazine at the age of 21, also its youngest ever. Reardon remained in this position for 9 years, before gaining the attention of Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, who gave her the job of contributing editor in 1999, in which she spent eleven years in the role...
Journalist and a former editor of The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator. Author of Margaret Thatcher’s biography, Not for Turning.
Charles Moore is a journalist and a former editor of The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator. He still writes for the first and last of these publications.
In 1979 he joined The Daily Telegraph as a political correspondent. He went on to become editor of The Spectator in 1984, remaining there until 1990. Following The Spectator, he edited The Sunday Telegraph from 1992 to 1995. Moore became editor of The Daily Telegraph in 1995.
Moore was for a number of years Chairman of the...
From a model in the swinging sixties to renowned screen and stage actress while still vocal in her activist role fighting for Gurkhas rights, Joanna Lumley gives us an insight into her world.
Campaigner, model, actress, writer, comedienne and documentary maker – Joanna Lumley, the owner of that voice – was born in India, educated in Hong Kong and became a household name with a range of acting roles. From Purdey in the New Avengers to Patsy Stone in Ab Fab, we’ve seen her in on the big screen in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”; “James and the Giant Peach”; “The Corpse Bride” and “Wolf of Wall Street”. She taken us around the world in her travel documentaries...
The Mr. and Mrs. Smith team, Tamara and James Lohan have taken a business idea and turned it into one of the UK’s most successful ‘aspirational but still accessible’ accommodation brands. Hear how to turn your ideas and passions into functioning businesses from the people that did it.
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The Mr. and Mrs. Smith team, Tamara and James Lohan have taken a business idea and turned it into one of the UK’s most successful ‘aspirational but still accessible’ accommodation brands. In 2014, both James and Tamara were both awarded MBEs for services to the British travel industry, and they continue to serve as inspirational figureheads for entrepreneurship today.
Mrandmrssmith.com has twice been voted ‘Best Travel Website’ at...
Author, producer and philanthropist.
Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York first stepped on to the world stage in 1986 when she married Britain’s Prince Andrew, second son of Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke and Duchess of York have two daughters, Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York. The Duke and Duchess’s 10-year marriage ended amicably in 1996, the couple are frequently cited as a model for civilised divorce and successful co-parenting.
The Duchess is widely admired for her ...
Owner of the Babington House hotel and health club and founder and chief executive of Soho House UK Ltd.
Nicholas Jones is an English entrepreneur. He is the owner of the Babington House hotel and health club and founder and chief executive of Soho House UK Ltd, which specialises in luxury private members’ club venueswith restaurants, cinemas, health spas and bedrooms, with some aspects open to the public.
He spent eight years with the group, Trusthouse Forte from 1980, rising to marketing manager at Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane. In the 1980s, Jones created Over the Top, a small group...
The European Chairman of Sotheby’s.
Henry Wyndham, Chairman, Sotheby’s Europe has 40 years’ experience in the art market. Henry is Sotheby’s premier auctioneer in Europe, hammering down record prices including £65 million for Giacometti’s Walking Man in January 2010, the record price for any work of art at auction, and £49.5 million for Rubens’ Massacre of the Innocents in July 2002, an auction record for an Old Master Painting.
Henry began his career in Christie’s Old Master Paintings department, and was promoted t...
Chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast International.
Jonathan Newhouse is chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast International.
Under Mr Newhouse’s leadership, Condé Nast International grew its portfolio of international editions — including Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Glamour — first in Western Europe and then in Asia and South America in the late 1990s and 2000s. In the early 1990s, when Newhouse took over the international arm of the company, the number of magazines under its direction was 30. Today, there are approximately 125.
Pierre Alexis Dumas is the creative director of Hermès and a member of the founding family that has run the company for six generations.
Pierre-Alexis Dumas is the Artistic Director of Hermès. Under his direction, the firm has seen its biggest growth in decades, with sales of 4 billion euros in 2014.
In 1991, Dumas spent eight months in the factory managed by a branch of the Ratti family in Como, Italy, where silk has been spun since the 19th century. While there, he was introduced to aspects of engraving for printed textile, dyeing, and pattern design, particularly for women’s fashion.
In 1992, Dumas joined the Hermès Gr...