Luke Johnson has been appointed chair of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce for 2009, taking over from Gerry Acher on 1 April. Luke will be undertaking his new role alongside existing positions which includes amongst others, chairman of Channel 4 Televsions. He was previously responsible for the expansion of the Pizza Express chain and now owns several businesses, including Giraffe restaurants and teacher recruitment company Synarbor.
An excellent business keynote speaker with a true entreprenuerial streak, Luke says “The RSA has an outstanding team, a remarkable heritage and a fantastic resource in its Fellows,I believe it has a vital role to play in stimulating enterprises of every dimension.”
Luke is also a former governor of the University of the Arts London and an experienced journalist.
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