We are very privileged to announce that Richard Stone, the Royal portrait artist, has agreed to grace our front cover this month. Richard has over 35 years of experience painting a plethora of Royal subjects, dignitaries and leaders of the world.
Our cover is particularly fitting given that June is the ‘Royal’ month in our calendar, with events such as the State Opening of Parliament, Beating the Retreat, Trooping the Colour and Garter Monday all taking place. Our content reflects this, and on pages 6 and 7 we bring you an article on the ‘World’s Queen’, celebrating her Majesty as a ruler of 14 territories, 16 Realms and 53 countries.
In addition, Professor Carlo Pelanda contributes our monthly ‘Market Moment’ article on page 9 touching on Global governance and entrepreneur Deepali Nangia explores the pros and cons of the financial phenomenon that is crowdfunding on page 12.
Last month we were fortunate enough to gain behind the scenes access to the European Le Mans Tour at Silverstone, and our journalists Helen Aletra and Haydn Squibb returned with a fascinating interview with driver Michael Lyons of the AF Course Ferrari team.
Finally, I am an advocate of showcasing new entrepreneurial talent and this month John Hall, Founder of Society Dining, explains how high-level networking can be twinned with an informal evening of pleasant company dining in London’s most exclusive venues.
I hope you enjoy this issue as much as we have had preparing it.
See you in July, where we publish ‘Entrepreneurs to look out for in 2014’.
Dina Aletra, Editor