Nick Jones has announced he will transition from the role of CEO to founder at Soho House. Andrew Carnie, who has served as President of Soho House since September 2020 and was previously Chief Commercial Officer, will take over as CEO.
In a statement posted to LinkedIn, Jones revealed that his decision to step down as CEO came after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the summer. He revealed that the cancer was caught early and that successful treatment means he is now cancer free.
Jones wrote: “Inevitably, this experience has changed my perspective and focus. As a result, from today I’m transitioning from CEO to my original role as Founder and will focus on the creative and membership aspects of Soho House. I want to do more of what I love, which is making sure you have a good time in well-designed, welcoming spaces and focusing on our House Foundations programmes, which help people flourish in the creative industries.
“Taking over the day-to-day running of the business will be Andrew Carnie, who’s worked alongside me for the past four years. I know him well and Soho House will be in safe hands with him as our new CEO.”
He concluded the statement by writing: “Thank you again for all your support and loyalty over the years – it means everything to me. I look forward to seeing you around the Houses soon.”
So far this year, Soho House has opened five new houses, including one in Brighton and another in Balham. In 2023, the group will open a new location in Manchester, as well as continuing with international expansion in destinations such as Bangkok and Mexico City.
Jones opened the first Soho House above his Cafe Boheme restaurant in 1995. There are now houses around the world, as well as Soho House designed restaurants, hotels, cinemas and co-working spaces.