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English Ball

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English Ball 2019

The English Ball is an annual gala held each spring to recognize distinguished members of the Anglo-American community and the charitable work of St. George’s Society.



Member Ticket | $500
Pricing exclusive for members of St. George's Society.

Patron Ticket | $1,000
Patrons receive listing in event invitation and journal.

Please note that all ticket and table purchases for the English Ball are non-refundable.



Bob Dudley
Medal of Honor

This year’s English Ball will honor Bob Dudley with the Medal of Honor in recognition of his commitment to the transatlantic business community. Bob Dudley became Chief Executive of BP in 2010. He joined the oil and gas industry in 1979 and has held a variety of engineering, commercial and strategy posts in the US, the UK, Russia and China.

In 2009, Dudley was appointed to the BP Board with accountability for the Americas and Asia.

From 2003 to 2008 Dudley served as President and CEO of TNK-BP in Moscow.

Following BP’s sale of TNK-BP in Russia and acquisition of ~20% of Rosneft, he joined the Rosneft board in 2013.

Previous executive roles include Alternative and Renewable Energy activities and responsibilities for BP’s upstream business in Russia, the Caspian region and Africa and BP’s Gulf Coast Restoration activities.

Dudley’s external roles include membership of various Business Councils and Advisory Boards and he chairs the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI). He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dudley has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

Tim Marlow
Anglo-American Cultural Award

Tim Marlow will receive the Anglo-American Cultural Award for his significant impact on international arts and culture. Marlow is Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. Joining the Academy in 2014 as Director of Artistic Programmes, he became Artistic Director the following year. He oversees six departments from the RA’s exhibition programme to Collections, Learning, Academic Programmes, Publishing and Architecture. Prior to his appointment at the Royal Academy, Marlow was Director of Exhibitions at White Cube for over 10 years (2003-2014).

Marlow has been involved in the contemporary art world for the past twenty-five years as curator, writer and broadcaster. Having trained as an art historian, he has also worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time including, Ai Weiwei Hon RA, Antony Gormley RA, Damien Hirst, Theaster Gates, Anselm Kiefer Hon RA, Tacita Dean RA, Cerith Wyn Evans, Tracey Emin RA, Gilbert & George RA, Julie Mehretu, Doris Salcedo and Mark Bradford.

Marlow is an award-winning radio and television broadcaster who has presented over 100 documentaries on British television and has presented programmes on BBC Radio since 1993. He was the founder editor of Tate magazine and is the author of numerous books and catalogues. He has lectured, chaired and participated in panel discussions on art and culture across the globe. His scholar’s perspective along with his humour and vim make him one of the most influential people in the art world.

Marlow sits on the Board of Trustees for the Imperial War Museum, Sadler’s Wells, Artichoke, Art on the Underground Advisory Board, The British School at Rome and Cultureshock Media.

Time Marlow by Cat Garcia

Interested in tables or sponsorship opportunities? 

If you are interested in purchasing a table or participating as a sponsor, download our 2019 English Ball Sponsorship Brochure.

English Ball Committee

JoAnne Davidson, Chair

Marina Abramović ● Oliver Barker ● Geoffrey N. Bradfield ● Lord Browne of Madingley ● Melanie Clore ● Lord Davies of Abersoch ● Susan Dio ● David Drinkwater ● Mary Dudley ● Peter Felix CBE & June Yee Felix ● Mr. & Mrs. John C. Harvey ● C. Hugh Hildesley MBE ● Bill Jacklin RA ● Rodney & Jennifer Johnson ● Sean and Mary Kelly ● Christopher Le Brun PRA ● David Martinelli ● Frank E. Morgan II ● Lady Alison Myners ● Antony & Julie Phillipson ● Ambassador Karen Pierce CMG ● Natalie T. Pray ● Martin J. Sullivan OBE & Antoinette Sullivan ● The Rev’d Canon Carl F. Turner & The Rev’d Alison J. Turner