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Ms. Prue Leith CBE

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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.
Press Release, 21 Mar 2011 [cached]
"Orient-Express has successfully managed through difficult challenges over the past few years, and the Company is now well positioned for renewed growth as the economy continues to recover," said Prudence M. Leith, Chairperson of the Board's Nominating and Governance Committee.
News Release [cached]
Prudence Leith Elected to the Board of Orient-Express Hotels Ltd
HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. (NYSE: OEH,, owners and operators of 49 deluxe leisure properties in 25 countries, today announced that Prudence M. Leith, OBE, DL has been elected to the Board of Directors at the Company's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
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 restaurants, a prestigious London chef school, contract catering and event and party catering. She has served on the boards of British Railways, Whitbread plc, Halifax plc and Safeway plc, and is currently a non-executive director on the boards of Woolworths (retailing), Omega International (kitchen furnishings and equipment) and Nations Healthcare (healthcare services). She is also a noted restaurateur, television broadcaster and author and holds a number of awards and honours including several honorary doctorates, the Order of the British Empire, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London and Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year, 1990.
James Sherwood said that Ms. Leith replaces D.J. O'Sullivan, who did not stand for re-election to the board as he was representing the interests of the company's former parent which no longer is a shareholder. Mr Sherwood said the company would greatly benefit from Ms. Leith's extensive experience in the hospitality industry.
Top 100 Women in Business | Hospitality, Travel, Tourism & Passenger Transport | Women 1st, 20 Aug 2014 [cached]
Prue Leith CBE
In 1960, Prue started a business supplying quality business lunches, which grew to become Leith's Good Food Limited. In 1975 she founded Leiths School of Food and Wine which trains amateur and professional chefs. She chairs The Hoxton Apprentice and 3Es Enterprises and has received many honours, including the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year in 1990, and seven honorary degrees or fellowships from UK universities. Prue is a judge on the BBC television programme Great British Menu and from 2006 to 2010 was chair of the School Food Trust.
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.
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