Guests Enjoy Fascinating Talk from Lord Hall at The Relais

The Salon at The Relais Henley, a private members’ club welcomed local resident, Lord Hall as a keynote speaker last week.

Lord Hall worked for the BBC for 27 years starting in Belfast during the troubles and ending up running BBC news,  setting up the BBC news channel, Radio Five Live, BBC news online and BBC Parliament.

In 2001 he left to run the Royal Opera House.  He was the fifth Chief Executive in four years after which he was asked by the Government and the then Mayor of London, to go and sort out the Cultural Festival that ran alongside the Olympic Games and joined the Board of LOCOG and he was deputy mayor of the Olympic Village.

When the BBC ran into an enormous crisis over the Jimmy Savile affair and payoffs to executives, he was asked to go back and sort it all out. Lord Hall has also been Chair of a Skills Council, Chair of the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Deputy Chair of Channel Four. Lord Hall’s inspiring and engaging talk focused on what it takes to run a large creative organization and he shared with the guests some of the challenges he had faced in his varied career.

The Salon is the private members club at The Relais, the vision of owner, Grace Leo.  It is tailored to the emerging number of entrepreneurs and innovators who are looking for a sophisticated and elegant place to work away from home and connect with like-minded individuals. Membership offers access to an inspiring calendar of events, from intimate breakfasts to convivial social evening gatherings, a range of specially curated member benefits and a place to meet for drinks in the evening.

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