Who is Mark Cornell, the new chief executive of ATG?
Mark Cornell has been announced as the new chief executive of Ambassador Theatre Group, replacing co-founders Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire.
- Cornell began his career as a captain in the British Army, before moving into business, as general manager of newspaper distribution at WH Smith.
- He then completed an MBA at IMD in Switzerland in 1999, marking a move that would take him into luxury goods.
- Cornell enjoyed a 10-year tenure at conglomerate LVMH, where he first worked for cognac brand Thomas Hine and Co, later becoming chief executive of Krug Champagne in 2003. Read a 2005 Telegraph feature on Cornell’s plans for Krug here.
- He went on to be president and chief executive of Moet Hennessy USA – still within LVMH – between 2006 and 2011.
- Cornell was then hired as chief executive of Monaco-based luxury yacht specialists Edmiston and Company, where he oversaw global business for the brand.
- He held the position for a year before stepping down in May 2012.
- Cornell later became managing director for Sotheby’s Europe, stepping down in April 2015.
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