Questions for royals over tycoon Johnny Hon’s £3m bill, in Gate Ventures.
Johnny Hon met Julia Roberts and other stars, plus members of the royal family, while he was chairman of Gate Ventures. A tycoon with links to the royal family charged a troubled public company expenses of almost £3 million in 16 months for entertainment, travel and celebrity meetings, The Times can reveal. Johnny Hon, former chairman of Gate Ventures, a British entertainment company, invoiced it for meetings with senior royals, photo opportunities with film stars and VIP seats at sporting events. There were also exclusive tours of museums, palaces and boardrooms.
The spending in 2017 and 2018 overlaps with a time when the Gate board included Sarah, Duchess of York, and Lord Grade of Yarmouth, the former BBC boss, and will increase questions over their stewardship of the loss-making business. Mr. Hon’s website features a gallery of his meetings with prominent people, including the Duchess of York He is a Hong Kong businessman with links to North Korea and China.
Information and Image have been shared from an Article by James Hurley, Enterprise Editor, published at The Times, London, UK, on February 13th, 2020. Image Credit: The Times, 2020.