Karen Jones

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Karen Elisabeth Dind Jones CBE FRSA (born 29 July 1956) is a British business executive.[1]

Jones was educated at the University of East Anglia (BA, 1978) and went on to study at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.[2] She co-founded, and subsequently floated, The Pelican Group Plc, owner of a number of restaurant chains including Café Rouge. She also served as CEO of Spirit Group from 1999 to 2006, which was later purchased by Punch Taverns.[3] She was appointed Chancellor of the University of East Anglia in 2016.[4]


  1. ^ ‘JONES, Karen Elisabeth Dind, (Mrs Hamish Easton)’, Who's Who 2015, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2015
  2. ^ Debrett's People of Today. Debrett's Ltd. 2009. ISBN 1-870520-51-3.
  3. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/the-monday-interview-karen-jones-premium-price-for-the-cafes-that-painted-the-town-rouge-1308343.html
  4. ^ "Business experts join UEA leadership". University of East Anglia. Retrieved 15 July 2016.