Ronel Lehmann, the eldest of three sons, was born to Talia and Ralph Lehmann in July 1964.
His wide ranging career in the City includes, roles as a recruitment consultant, stockbroker and public relations adviser with the IPS Group, Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers, McAvoy Wreford Bayley and Citigate Dewe Rogerson, before founding Lehmann Communications in 1988.
During this time, he was widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading communications experts, in particular for organisations in the corporate, financial, professional services and luxury brand sectors. He became well known for his crisis communications work for clients, has an extensive network and frequently comments about items of interest in newspapers, television and radio.
In April 2014, he was invited as a Witness to the Treasury Select Committee to give evidence on SME bank lending, a cause which he has championed vociferously.
He has previously served on the Council of the University of Buckingham, as a director of an international Chamber of Commerce, chaired a £6.5 million Capital appeal for Demelza, and assisted the Ballet Rambert Campaign Committee to raise £19.6 million for Britain’s National Dance Company; as a Trustee of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and Chairman of giveonthemobile.
He is a Governor of the City of London School, and in November 2015, he was elected President of The John Carpenter Club. Ronel is helping Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice to raise £10 million for a new state of the art building in Barnet and the University of Buckingham which is seeking £30 million to build a new medical school, the first this country has seen for generations.