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Sir Lloyd Dorfman CBE
Chairman
Charlie Dorfman
CEO
Jake Irwin
Director
Tim Pitts
Chief of Staff
Hannah Harley
Assistant
Sir Lloyd Dorfman CBE
Chairman

Lloyd is an entrepreneur and philanthropist.

He is Chairman of Dorfman Media Holdings, formed in 2018, a media company focused on film and TV finance, production and related service companies. He is also the Chairman and co-founder (2014) of Doddle, the retail click and collect IT platform.

He has a variety of other business interests. He is a shareholder of The Office Group, the leading flexible office company, having been its Chairman and majority shareholder from 2010 to 2017 (until its sale to Blackstone in June 2017). He is also a Shareholder and Board Director of the London Theatre Company. He sits on the Business Advisory Board of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

He is the Founder of the Travelex Group, the world’s largest retailer of foreign exchange, which he started in 1976 from one small shop in central London. The business was sold in 2015, following which he retained a 5% shareholding until August 2017.

In the charity sector, he has been Chairman of Prince’s Trust International since December 2015. He was also Chairman of the Prince’s Trust from 2015 to 2018, having joined the charity’s Council in 2007. In addition, he is Deputy Chairman of the Community Security Trust and a Trustee of the Royal Opera House, of the Royal Academy Trust, of BAFTA and of JW3. He was a Governor of St Paul’s School from 2005 to 2016. He served on the Board of the National Theatre for over nine years and one of its theatres, the Cottesloe, was renamed the Dorfman Theatre in 2013.

In 2018, he was awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to philanthropy and the arts, following his appointment as CBE in 2008 for services to business and charity. In 2011, he was awarded The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy.

He is the Honorary Colonel of the Third Battalion of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment. He is also a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Mercers’ Company, an Honorary Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford, and an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn.

He is a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, and The Garrick Club. He is married with three children, five grandchildren, and lives in London.

Charlie Dorfman
CEO

Charlie is CEO of Dorfman Media Holdings.

He has also been a Producer on several highly successful films such as 'The King’s Speech' and ‘Untouchable’, a documentary on the rise and fall of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. In 2019, he made his first feature film ‘Barbarians’ as a Director (release due in 2020).

Charlie is also a Director of Everyman Cinemas and Chairman of the Young Patrons of the National Theatre.

Jake Irwin
Director

Jake is a Director of Dorfman Media Holdings, a Director of Media Finance Capital and the Managing Director of the Dorfman family office. Prior to that he was Co-CEO of Fleming Family and Partners’ Advisory business.

He joined Fleming Family and Partners in January 2003 and was involved in a range of transactions including managing the consortium of investors in Resolution Life plc, the acquisition of Heesen Yachts and advising on a number of private equity investments.

Before joining Fleming Family and Partners, Jake spent three years in investment banking at Robert Fleming before moving to the consumer products investment banking team at Lehman Brothers. Jake graduated with honors from Oxford where he studied Biological Sciences.

Tim Pitts
Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff at Dorfman Media Holdings, Tim works across the group to help the companies exploit opportunities, overcome challenges, and work together where relevant. His background spans marketing, innovation, entrepreneurship and consulting; he started off in advertising at BBH, was then COO of leading innovation / trend firms TrendWatching and Springwise, and latterly worked on big strategic projects with brands such as Deliveroo, Adidas and Jaguar Land Rover as a part of London Strategy Unit. He’s also been involved in advising and helping highly successful start-ups over the course of his career.

Hannah Harley
Assistant

Hannah started working with the team on Samuel Marshall's film Barbarians (Directed by Charlie Dorfman), and now works as Charlie's assistant. She studied French and German at the University of Cambridge, during which time she spent a year in Berlin working in theatre. Since graduating, she has worked in film and television as a Production Assistant/Coordinator and more recently, as a Director’s Assistant. She also helps to develop scripts and is involved in the research for future films, and hopes in the process to be inspired in her own writing.

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