Luke Johnson is the Chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners LLP, Chairman and part-owner of Patisserie Valerie and a Sunday Times columnist.
He is owner of the Baker and Spice bakery chain and artisan baker Flour Power City. He holds majority stakes in Feng Sushi and in casual-dining chain 3Sixty Restaurants, comprising Ego Restaurants and Rocket Restaurants. He is also Chairman and part owner of Bread Ltd, the firm behind the Gail’s Artisan Bakery chain, and Chairman and part owner of pub group The Draft House. In 2013 he became chairman and 50% owner of Grand Union, a London bar chain.
Luke holds a strategic investment in Beer & Partners, the UK’s largest business investment agency. He is also Chairman of Fast Track, the UK’s leading networking events and research firm focusing on Britain’s top-performing private companies. He is principal owner of GRA, the UK’s largest greyhound track owner. Luke is also a major owner and director of APT Controls, the market leader in car park equipment, and Chairman of Clear Leisure plc, which owns various hotel, restaurant and theme park assets in Italy.
He is also a director of two theatre production partnerships, Playful Productions and Fiery Dragons; a director of AKA, a marketing agency to the live entertainment industry and Chairman/part owner of research firm Superbrands.