Ronald “Ron” Burkle, Executive Chairman of the Board

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Ron has been a member of the Soho House Board and the executive chairman since 2012. He founded The Yucaipa Companies in 1986 and is widely recognized as one of the most successful investors in the hospitality, retail, manufacturing and distribution sectors. He is a controlling stockholder of a number of businesses and a trustee of some key philanthropic organizations.

Nicole Avant , Director of the Board

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Nicole has worked in independent film development and production since 2017, and has been involved in political and charitable fundraising since 2006. Prior to her involvement in the film industry, Nicole served as the United States Ambassador to the Bahamas from October 2009 to November 2011. Nicole graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in Communications. Nicole previously served on the board of Revlon, Inc. from 2019 to 2020.

Richard Caring, Director of the Board

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Richard has been a member of the Soho House Board since 2008. After starting out as one of the first fashion manufacturers to supply UK and US retailers from Hong Kong and China, he now holds diverse business interests in restaurants, hotels, private members’ clubs and property, including as owner of the Caprice Group since 2005. He currently serves as chairman of The Ivy Collection Group, The Caprice Group, The Birley Group and The Bills Restaurant Group.

Andrew Carnie, President & Director of the Board

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Andrew has served as President of Soho House since September 2020, prior to which he held the position of Chief Commercial Officer from June 2019 to September 2020. From 2013 to 2016, he was an executive director at Anthropologie in North America, before becoming President of Home and Terrain in 2017, overseeing the international expansion of Anthropologie. From 2017 to 2019, Andrew served as Global President of Anthropologie and was an Urbn board member looking after the brand’s growth.

Alice Delahunt, Director of the Board

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Alice has served as Chief Digital & Content Officer at Ralph Lauren since 2018. Prior to joining Ralph Lauren, Alice worked at Burberry from 2011 to 2018, serving in a variety of roles, including as Director of Digital Marketing and Innovation. Alice graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Marketing and Politics.

Mark Ein, Director of the Board

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Mark is currently the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Capitol Investment Corporation 5, the founder and chief executive officer of Venturehouse Group, LLC and Leland Investment Co., and has served in this role for various Capitol Investment Corporation groups since July 2007. Earlier in his career, Mark worked for The Carlyle Group, Brentwood Associates, and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mark has a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Mark currently serves as chairman on the board of Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. and of Kastle Systems, and is on the board of Custom Truck One Source. Mark has been a member of the Soho House Board since August 2018.

Joe Hage, Director of the Board

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Joe has served as the managing partner of Joseph Hage Aaronson since March 2013. Prior to becoming a barrister, Joe qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC. Joe is the founder of HENI Group, an international art services business working with leading artists and estates across publishing, printmaking, digital, film and art research and analysis. Joe graduated from University of York, England with a BA in philosophy and went on to do postgraduate research in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Joe has been a member of the Soho House Board since April 2020.

Yusef D. Jackson, Director of the Board

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Yusef has served as an advisor to the ownership team of Aventiv at Platinum Equity since March 2021. Prior to his advisory role, since 2013, Yusef focused on his work with the Jackson Legacy Foundation and Rainbow Push Coalition. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of River North Sales and Service from 1998-2013. He earned both a BA in Government and Foreign Affairs and his JD from the University of Virginia. Yusef currently serves as a director on the boards of directors of the Chicago Children’s Choir, the Virginia Athletic Foundation, the Jackson Foundation, Rainbow Push Coalition and Yucaipa Acquisition Corporation, and is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

Nick Jones, Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Director of the Board

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Nick is the founder and chief executive officer of Soho House and has been a member of the Soho House Board since its inception. He opened Cafe Boheme on Old Compton Street in 1992 in London’s Soho, and went on to open the first House, Greek Street, in the space above in 1995. Nick has overseen every step of the growth of Soho House. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours List.

Ben Schwerin, Director of the Board

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Ben has worked at Snap, Inc. since January 2015, serving in a variety of roles including Vice President of Partnerships and Senior Vice President, Content & Partnerships. Ben holds a BA from Cornell in Psychology.

Bippy Siegel, Director of the Board

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Bippy is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Raycliff Capital since 2002. He has been a member of the Soho House Board since August 2019 and also serves on the board of directors of Simon Properties Group Acquisition Holdings, Inc. Bippy’s real estate and hospitality experience spans the US, Europe and Middle East, with notable developments including the Surf Club in Miami and Solage in Napa Valley. Bippy is also the founder of Modern Bank and has served as Chairman of its parent company, Modern Financial, Inc., since its inception in 2006. Bippy attended Boston University. Bippy is currently involved in numerous philanthropic initiatives, is a life member of The Council on Foreign Relations and is a former trustee of his alma mater, Boston University (2007-2018).

Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al-Thani, Director of the Board

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Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is engaged in the fields of formal and informal education. She is Chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute, Reach Out to Asia, and Qatar Leadership Centre. Through her public work and support of the Qatar Vision 2030, she is building an exciting creative future for the country that will connect artistic communities in all areas of culture. Among her other leadership roles, Sheikha Al Mayassa is Co-Chairperson of the Joint Advisory Board of Georgetown University Qatar, Co-Chairperson of Fashion Trust Arabia, Vice-Chairperson of Education Above All, and a Member of the Qatar Foundation Board of Trustees. She is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Rhode Island School of Design; a Founding Member of the Environmental Council of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; a Member of the Collections Council of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and a Member of the Board of Advisors of Common Sense Media.

Dasha Zhukova, Director of the Board

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Dasha has been working in residential rental development since 2017 and incorporated RAY LLC in 2019 where she is the owner and managing member. Dasha founded the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in 2008 and Garage Magazine in 2011, and has continued her work with both to present day. Dasha graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with degrees in Slavic Studies and Literature. Dasha currently serves on the board of directors of The Shed and on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.