Laurence Ivor ISAACSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1943-07-01
Education Quarry Bank GS Liverpool, LSE (BSc), Northwestern Univ Chicago (summer business course)
Publications N/A
Recreations the arts, travel, food and drink
Clubs Groucho, Garrick, Home House, Norwood (USA)
Style Laurence Isaacson, Esq, CBE
Career restaurateur; various business traineeships 1962-64 (Commercial Bank of Italy Milan, Shell Italiana Genoa, Manpower Inc Milwaukee), mgmnt trainee rising to account exec Unilever plc 1964-67, account mangr Doyle Dane Bernbach advtg 1967-70, sr int account mangr Foote Cone & Belding advtg 1970-72; The Creative Business Ltd: fndr md 1974-81, dep chm 1981-83, chm 1986-90; dir Amis du Vin Group Ltd and fndr ptnr/dir Café des Amis Ltd 1972-83 (sold to Kennedy Brookes plc 1983), bd dir i/c mktg and gourmet restaurant gp Kennedy Brookes plc 1983-86, fndr ptnr/dep chm Groupe Chez Gérard plc (Chez Gérard, Bertorelli's, Café Fish, St Quentin, Soho Soho, Scotts and Livebait) 1986-2003, dir and ptnr Paris Commune Restaurant NYC 2004-; non-exec dir: Cullens Holdings plc 1984-87, Lazard Food & Drink Fund Ltd 1987-90, Katie's Kitchen Ltd 1988-91, Metabolic Services Ltd 1991-94, London Tourist Board Ltd 1994-2002, CRUSAID 1996- (memb Bd 1996-), Bd Arts and Business 1989-2002 (memb Cncl 1985-), Transaction Television plc 1998-2000, Berkley Adam Ltd 1998-, Ambassador Theatre Gp 2000-; co-owner and dir Paris Commune Restaurant LLC (NY); Contemporary Dance Trust: tstee 1980-, govr 1982-, chm Fundraising Ctee 1983-88, chm Bd 1989-94; memb Bd Royal Shakespeare Co Fndn 1998-, chm Actors Circle RSC 2001-, Bd dir RSC 2003-10, dir RSC America Inc 2004-, memb Bd RSC Enterprises 2010-, memb Bd RSC Property 2010-, memb Bd World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong; memb Covent Garden Forum of Representatives 1976 (hon treas 1978-80), chm Covent Garden Festival 1993- (fndr/dep chm 1990-93), patron Int Festival of Musical Theatre Cardiff 2002, chm World Cancer Research Fund (UK) 2011 (tstee and dir 2003-11), patron PKD Charity 2011-; MIAA (memb UK Branch Ctee 1979-, chm Activities Ctee 1982-83), FHCIMA 1996, FRSA 1997
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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