Gerald Ronson, Chief Executive
Gerald Ronson is one of the most successful businessmen of his generation and one of the most respected developers in the UK; he is the most innovative and enigmatic international developer in the leisure industry.
Gerald started working with his father in the furniture business prior to joining Heron Homes, which became one of the biggest house builders in the South of England. In 1956 he founded Heron Group – now called Heron International Plc – of which he is Chief Executive.
Alongside his business interests, he is one of the most hardworking and generous philanthropists in the UK today. He has spent a lifetime raising money for a plethora of good causes and has led a number of significant charitable campaigns and organisations. Each week, 20% of his time is spent helping different charitable causes. Through the Ronson Foundation he has donated over £25 million and has recently set up ‘The Gerald Ronson Foundation’ to continue his philanthropic endeavours’ to ‘He has raised over £100 million for charities and has made personal donations totalling more than £30 million