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The Hospital Club is a unique private members club in the heart of Covent Garden, offering the creative industries the environment and facilities it needs to Connect, Collaborate and Create.

For all general enquiries, call us on 020 7170 9100 or email

Club opening times are:

Monday-Friday | 7am-2am
Saturday | 8am-2am
Sunday | 8am-9pm




The Founders

The Founders

The Hospital Club was founded by Paul Allen and Dave Stewart. The story goes that Paul and Dave were having a drink in Covent Garden one night when they spotted a boarded-up building, the former St Paul’s Hospital. They hatched a plan to revive the building and transform it into a hub of creativity – full of people, ideas, music and life – and in 2004, The Hospital Club was born.

Now in its second decade, the Club has gone from strength to strength, with the creation of the new charitable h.Club Foundation, its commitment to sustainability, the h.Club 100 awards, the Club Art programme and much more.



Club show-reel with Dave Stewart

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Find out more about The Hospital Club Board and The Club Leadership Team...



Below you will find a list of all our current vacancies. You can also email recruitment enquiries to:


Full Time Receptionist Chef de Partie Cocktail Bartender Lounge & Restaurant Waiting Staff

Paul G Allen

Paul Allen has a question. And if you ever meet him, you’ll hear him ask it more than once: What should exist?

What if we don’t have to accept the world as it is? What if there is more to know? What if we played the long game for the future, instead of pursuing short-term rewards?

Asking “what should exist?” is Paul Allen’s world. It was the question he asked as a sci-fi and music-loving kid growing up in the outskirts of Seattle, designing plans for a rocket to take him to Mars. It was what guided him as the co-founder and idea broker for Microsoft, the company that set off the personal computing revolution. And it’s what has led him to spearheading a range of efforts from commercial space travel to brain science research to artificial intelligence breakthroughs. Every direction he pursues starts from the very same place—a relentless belief in possibility and the desire to open up the future.

It is this guiding principle that spurred him into creating The Hospital Club.  He wanted to create a space that would harness and support the creative process; that would become a home from home for others who also ask the question: What should exist?

Through his relentless pursuit for innovation, Paul has made his mark across the world. His passion, curiosity, energy and drive have transformed the way we live, learn and do business. He is one of America’s top philanthropists, a bestselling author and producer of award-winning films and  documentaries..

Dave Stewart

A multi-media entrepreneur, Dave Stewart is recognized as one of the most respected and accomplished talents in the music industry today. Beyond his creative work as a musician, Dave is a renowned producer, author, director, photographer, filmmaker, and philanthropist.

 His music career spans three decades and more than 100 million album sales, highlighted by his collaboration with Annie Lennox in the ground-breaking pop-rock duo Eurythmics. Behind the scenes he has produced albums and co-written songs for Bono, Bryan Ferry, Gwen Stefani, Tom Petty, Katy Perry, Mick Jagger, and Sinead O’Connor, racking up numerous Producer and Songwriter credits, Golden Globe and Grammy Awards along the way.

As an entrepreneur, Dave has established Weapons of Mass Entertainment (WME), a “media company for the new world” (The LA Times), linking creative ideas to a host of projects in music, film, television, books, theatre, and new media. 

Eric Russell

In his role, Eric Russell manages the accounting functions and collaborates on financing and development for the real estate, philanthropic and community activities of Vulcan Inc., located in Seattle, WA. His expertise includes accounting and financial control for all aspects of acquisition, development, and financing of real estate properties.

Eric has over 25 years of real estate accounting and finance experience and has been at Vulcan Inc. for seven years. Prior to joining Vulcan Inc., Eric worked at the Port of Everett as Director of Property and Development, responsible for tenant relations and managed a public/private partnership developing a waterfront community. Eric is a member of the Washington Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

Hani Farsi

Hani is the CEO and Founder of the Corniche Group. For the past fifty years the Farsi family has been active in Europe and the Middle East in urban planning, real estate, property development, the arts and philanthropy. Through Corniche, Hani continues the family's work in these fields as well as in IT, energy and mineral resources.

From 1993 until 2000 he sat on the board of the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, personally subsidizing the acclaimed London Theatre and saving it from closure until Lottery funding was allocated.

From 1998 he invested in the burgeoning field of London restaurants and membership clubs, building up the largest shareholding in the Soho House Group, before selling to Richard Caring, Caprice Ltd, in the summer of 2007.



Diane Henry Lepart

Diane Henry Lepart is the Founder and Managing Director of FEND Capital Partners Limited, which focuses on investments in scalable and advanced projects and technologies, primarily in agriculture, water and renewable energy, that sustain the environment and enhance life.  Diane is also is an International Private Placement Consultant (Commodities and Real Estate), within a Global Affiliate structure, where her role is business development and transaction due-diligence, and a Senior Advisor to a small number of specialist international projects. Diane is a former RSA Advisor, and a former Board Member of the Museum of London. She was a GLA London wide Conservative Candidate for the Assembly and Mayoralty in 2000, and subsequently a Member of the GLA’s Cultural Strategy Group for London, and TfL’s Finance Committee.

Prior to establishing FEND, Diane was a Vice President and the European Head of Asset Management Audit at Lazard. Diane has over 20 years of City based audit and consultancy experience. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales, a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute (UK) and a Fellow of the British American Project. Diane is a Board Member of the Donmar Warehouse Theatre and Chineke! Orchestra, and is a Trustee of the MOBO Charitable Trust. She is married with two children and lives in London.




Carol Bagnald

Carol has enjoyed a career with HSBC spanning four decades, predominately within commercial banking.  She had overall responsibility for London for the majority of the last 10 years with a focus on capital and international business as a key growth area. 

In addition to her role with HSBC, Carol chaired Celsius – an exclusive top 100 Corporate Club, was Vice Chair for West London Business and sat on the London Council for the CBI .  She has been involved  in various industry groups and business forums, the most dominant being the creative industries.  Carol joined the board of the British Fashion Council in 2010, is a member of the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW (UK)), an ambassador for The London College of Fashion and a committee member for their Fashion Matters as well as active within music, media and tech. She has profiled the value of creative industries through various initiatives at business and industry level.

Carol is a strong supporter of diversity and a regular speaker on women in business and leadership, including work within the female economy.  She is also a member of the International Women's Forum and on the advisory board for Radius Business and  MOBO.
She received an honorary fellowship from Brunel University in 2012 and was made a fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Her current charitable work includes Chair of the business champions for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
Carol is presently considering a number of Non-Executive Director roles and ambassadorial posts, as well as starting a new business partnership. She continues to be a mentor both at business and individual level for various industry groups, including one of the ICAEW leadership development programmes.

Carol lives in Surrey with one son who is at University.

Sue Walter

Sue was part of the original set up team at The Hospital and left in 2005 having seen the business through from inception to launch. She returned to head up the Club in 2011. Sue started out her career specialising in human resources, and then migrated over to operational management where she developed a strong interest in launching, growing and turning around business. She has now built up a career  spanning over twenty years  across diverse organisations ranging from private and not-for-profit to start-up and private equity ventures including: The Metropolitan Police Service, The Royal Opera House, Universal Music, Creative & Cultural Skills and private equity backed TSL Education Ltd where she lead the development and launch of an award winning business. Sue also sits on the Board of Trustees for Breast Cancer Care.

Michael Berg

As Creative Director Michael is responsible for everything to do with club members, Gallery and Art programmes throughout the building, event programming and all corporate event hires. His award winning team collectively produce over 1000 events a year.

Michael has three times been voted into the top 50 Events people by Event Magazine.

Michael joined the Hospital Group in 2003, from Crusaid, where as Head of Events & Major Donors he created ‘The Annual Heat/ Crusaid Auction’ and ‘The UKC Hero Awards’ honouring Sir Elton John and Liza Minnelli. Prior to this, Michael spent ten years as a talent agent representing actors, writers, directors, composers in all aspects of theatre, film and television, both here in the UK, and in America, Canada and Australia. Michael is keenly interested in urban regeneration and serves as a trustee of The Shoreditch Town Hall Trust, as well as having served on various planning committees.

Ian Davies

Ian is the Club’s Finance Director and Company Secretary.  He joined the Hospital Club back in 2004, just before the first members were walking through the door, and was recently appointed as Finance Director. Ian has a degree in Accountancy & Finance, is a qualified ACA and worked for four years in the music industry before joining the Hospital Club…so is particularly qualified to oversee the finances of such a creative company!

Ian isn’t just creative with figures but spends his time recording music in his studio, snowboarding and playing football. He admits to enjoying X-Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Master Chef… in fact all those shows where a bunch of hopefuls get eliminated one by one.  Not that it shows a cruel streak or anything.

Rob Seals

Rob is the Club’s Operations Director. Having completed a degree in Urban Estate Management, Rob left the UK for eight years, spending long stops in America, Australia, and finally Hong Kong, working with The 97 Group. On returning to the UK Rob worked for the Chez Gerard group, and set up and ran Thyme restaurant which won Carlton TV Best New Restaurant Award 2002, before joining the Hospital Club in 2004 when the Food & Beverage operation came into being.

In 2006 Rob left to start a successful consultancy, working on a number of projects in Shoreditch and Docklands and the set-up of Trinity Restaurant (winner of AA Best London Restaurant 2007), before returning to the Club in 2007.

Rob is responsible for the London Club operation, managing the restaurant, bar and reception teams. External Hospital Club events that Rob has run include the VIP area in Glastonbury, Frieze Art Fair, and The Club at the Cannes Film Festival.  Sometimes he even takes out the trash.


Sam Dunlop

Sam is Head of Studios at the Club. She is responsible for everything that goes on in the TV studio, working with a wide range of clients including Mercury Music, Sky Arts and Virgin Media and overseeing the many smaller events. Prior to joining the Club, Sam worked for MTV Networks Europe for 18 years, the last six years of which she worked as Head of Studio Facilities. She relaxes by making pizzas and drinking a tequila sunrise or two.

Fred Mesme

Fred moved to the UK from France in 1995, working in restaurants and the hospitality industry. He then joined The Hospital Club as Assistant Manager, where he managed the restaurant, lounges and event operations over eight years. He was also heavily involved in the running of external events such as the Frieze Art Fair and the Club's pop-up at the Cannes festivals. He left the Club and spent two years working for Citizen M Hotel in London Bankside as Assistant Hotel Manager but eventually he returned to his rightful home here at the Club...and we won't let him leave again. 


Tuba Gursoy

Tuba is the Head of Sales at the Club and looks after our Bedrooms and Front of House team. As a Fine Art Sculpture graduate, she temporarily pursued life as a Stone Mason, but eventually followed her passion for business development for the arts and launched Unit 5 Studios in Norwich in 2007. Having spent three years building a strong arts community in the region, she moved back to her home town of London to join an award winning, luxury five-star hotel brand, where she became an Assistant Hotel Manager.

Tuba joined the Club at the start of 2015 with a goal to form a bridge between the luxury service industry with the creative sector. A stickler for people development, her obsession for writing training manuals can be slightly worrying at times.

Full Time Receptionist

Chef de Partie

Cocktail Bartender

Lounge & Restaurant Waiting Staff

Restaurant Waiter/Waitress