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Sir John Sorrell CBE

Sir John Sorrell CBE

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Sir John Sorrell took up the role of Chairman of the Court of Governors in August 2013, succeeding Sir John Tusa.

He originated and chairs the annual London Design Festival and, with his wife, Lady Frances, set up the Sorrell Foundation to inspire creativity in young people and use design to improve quality of life. Through the foundation he also created the National Art & Design Saturday Club, which lets young people study art and design for free at their local college or university. Between 1976 and 2000, Sir John and Lady Frances founded and ran Newell and Sorrell, one of Europe’s largest design agencies.