Educated at Merton College, Oxford where he read Medicine, Hugh Osmond went to America in 1983 and worked in clubs for a while. He then joined a small investment bank in Madrid. Returning to the UK he worked with Luke Johnson to launch the flotation of PizzaExpress in 1993. In 1997 he founded Punch Taverns which is now one of the United Kingdom's largest chains of public houses: he was Chairman of Punch Taverns from 1997 to 2001. In 2002 he became a leading partner in Sun Capital Partners: that vehicle secured a major investment in Pearl Group in 2005.
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- Pearl Group: Board
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