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Luke Johnson runs Risk Capital Partners, a private equity firm and is chairman of StartUp Britain and the Royal Society of Arts. He is the author of 'Start It Up: Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think' (Penguin)
He is an owner and Chairman of Giraffe, Patisserie Valerie and Gail’s. Previously he chaired PizzaExpress, and is the former chairman of Channel 4 Television Corporation.E-mail Luke Johnson