Our ambassadors

The Magic Bus team is supported by some fantastic ambassadors who help spread the word about Magic Bus. 

 

Dan Snow

Dan Snow is an historian, broadcaster and television presenter. He was born and raised in London and remembers spending every weekend of his childhood being taken to castles, battlefields, country houses and churches. He developed a great love of history which he went on to pursue at Oxford University. While there he also rowed in the Boat Race three times. He left Oxford and immediately started presenting military history programmes with his father, Peter Snow. Their series, Battlefield Britain, won a BAFTA award. He went on to make programmes around the world on a range of historical topics. He has told the story of the Terracotta Army and creation of China, Montezuma in Mexico, the rise of the British Empire, he has looked for previously undiscovered Roman remains in North Africa and the Balkans, and recently he travelled to warzones in Syria and the Congo to explore how their past has shaped their present conflicts. He has a regular slot on the ONE show on BBC1 and is also part of the BBC Events team presenting anniversary programmes commemorating the end of World War Two in 2005, Trafalgar, the Falklands War in 2007, and recently the ‘Dambuster Raid’. He has written or contributed to several books including ‘Death or Victory;’ the story of the siege of Quebec in 1759, ‘Confusion of Command’ in which he published his great grandfather’s war diaries and most recently ‘Battle Castle’.

 

Dan has been a supporter of Magic Bus for a number of years supporting our annual gala dinner and in January 2015 presenting the Magic Bus BBC Radio 4 Appeal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

   
 

Tarun Jotwani

Tarun is a Founding Partner of TKG Investments. Prior to this venture, Tarun held the position of Global Head of Fixed Income at Japanese bank Nomura International plc with previous roles at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley.

 

Tarun has been involved with Magic Bus UK since its inception in 2003.


 


Arun Nayar

Arun is the CEO and Chairman of Direction Software Solutions with responsibility for the management and strategic direction of the company. Prior to co-founding Direction in 1998, Arun was instrumental in the early inception of the fastest growing mail order company in India.

 

Arun has been supporting Magic Bus since 2006 through attendance at the gala dinners in both London and Mumbai and become an Ambassador in 2013.
 

   

Sangeeta Desai

Sangeeta is COO & CFO of FremantleMedia, one of the world's largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of outstanding entertainment brands such as Got Talent, X Factor, Take Me Out and many more. Prior to this, Sangeeta’s roles included COO at HIT Entertainment and Principal at Apax Partners.

 

Sangeeta is Magic Bus’ newest Ambassador, joining in May 2014.

 

Bim Sandhu
Bim is the CEO and owner of The Santon Group, one of the largest private developers in the UK. Bim is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Chartered Management Institute.

 

As well as representing Magic Bus as an Ambassador, Bim provides significant support to Magic Bus through The Sandhu Charitable Foundation.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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