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Ms. Prue Leith CBE

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Honory Degrees
  • Haywards Heath
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The slate includes two new independent ..., 23 April 2012 [cached]
The slate includes two new independent director nominees, Ruth A. Kennedy and Jo Malone, as well as current directors, Chairman & Interim Chief Executive Officer J. Robert (Bob) Lovejoy, Harsha V. Agadi, John D. Campbell, Mitchell C. Hochberg, Prudence M. Leith, Philip R. Mengel, and Georg R. Rafael.
Commenting on the nomination of two new independent directors, Prudence M. Leith, Chairperson of the Board's Nominating and Governance Committee said, "The addition of Ruth Kennedy and Jo Malone to the Board of Directors will strengthen and enhance the Company's board and signal its commitment to remaining an unrivalled luxury business.
The slate includes two new independent ..., 1 April 2011 [cached]
The slate includes two new independent director nominees, Harsha V. Agadi and Philip R. Mengel, as well as current Directors Jesse Robert (Bob) Lovejoy, Georg R. Rafael, John D. Campbell, Mitchell C. Hochberg, Prudence M. Leith, and Paul M. White.
"We look forward to welcoming Harsha Agadi and Philip Mengel as strong new additions to our Board of Directors," said Prudence M. Leith, Chairperson of the Board's Nominating and Governance Committee.
Ms. Leith continued, "Philip Mengel's extensive background as a CEO and Board Director for multiple U.S. and U.K. companies, and his strong record of improving corporate performance at all of them, well equips him to provide leadership and guidance to management as Orient-Express enters an exciting period of renewed growth."
Belmond Ltd. – Board of Directors, 23 April 2015 [cached]
Prudence M. Leith, CBE, DL
Ms. Leith was the founder, owner and Managing Director of Leith's Group which, from 1960 until its sale in 1995 to Accor, grew to encompass gourmet restaurants, a prestigious London-based chef school, contract catering and event and party catering. Past consulting activities have included Compass Group PLC, a large food service business with operations principally in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and North America. Ms. Leith has served at various times as a non-executive director on the boards of British Railways, Whitbread PLC, Halifax PLC, Safeway PLC, Woolworths Group PLC, Nations Healthcare Ltd. and Omega International Group PLC. She has been honored with the award of a CBE by the British government for services to the catering industry
PRUE LEITH ..., 29 May 2014 [cached]
Prue founded the Leith's Good Food Group, Leith's Restaurant and Leith's School of Food and Wine. She has been a food columnist for the Daily Mail, Sunday Express, the Guardian and the Daily Mirror, has written 12 cookbooks (and five novels) and is a judge on the BBC's Great British Menu. Prue has been deeply involved in promoting healthy school food, establishing and chairing Focus on Food and the Hoxton Apprentice. Prue has been a non-executive director of British Rail, Safeway plc, Halifax plc, Woolworths and Whitbread plc. Prue is currently on the Belmond (formally Orient Express Hotels) board. She has also been Chair of the Restaurant Association and of the School Food Trust and a board member of Slow Food UK. Being a trustee of the Food Education Foundation is a natural fit, as Prue, like Catherine has always believed in the importance of educating young people and their families about food and cooking.
Prue Leith studied at Cape ..., 13 Feb 2011 [cached]
Prue Leith studied at Cape Town University, the Sorbonne, Paris and Cordon Bleu London. Prue has gained much experience in the food/hospitality sector having acted as a Board member for Safeway plc, Whitbread plc, Halifax plc and British Rail. She has been Chairman of The Royal Society of Arts and the British Restaurateurs Association. She is currently on the board of Woolworths and several smaller companies, and chairs the British Food Trust, Focuus on Food and the Hoxton Apprentice, a not for profit training restaurant company. Her experience within the media and broadcasting include writing regular columns for the Daily Mail, Sunday Express , Mirror and the Guardian as well as twelve cookery books and three novels, and appearing on the Best of British (BBC 2) and Tricks of the Trade (BBC 1) . She has eleven Honory Degrees or Fellowships, has won Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year, Glenfiddich Trade Journalist of the Year and Corning, Food Journalist of the Year.
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