Head Butler Trainer
Mark started his career in the service industry over 25 years ago. His vocation has seen him progress from hotels to serving Royalty, as well as teaching. Mark was the programme leader for a prestigious catering college that supplied Butlers to Royalty and Embassies around the world.
Having worked for many different Royal families throughout his career, Mark is now the Company Butler for Exclusive Household Staff working in the private homes of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, Royal families and Heads of State, travelling the globe taking on various assignments.
Lyndon was welcomed to the Exclusive Butler School as a Trainer after a long, distinguished career spanning all areas of the Butler field. Beginning his career working at high-profile events in London, he also had the good fortune to work for the Royal Household serving esteemed guests at State Banquets in both Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.
In addition to his experience as an Events Butler for UHNW clients and as a Royal Butler, Lyndon also possesses nearly a decade’s worth of experience in the corporate field at one of the most prominent global banks. His most recent position was working for a seasoned politician, not only as a Butler, but also as a cook and chauffeur. All in all, Lyndon, with his burning enthusiasm to teach, is excellently placed to deliver world-class training, with his vast breadth of knowledge a valued asset to the Butler School.
David is an experienced Travelling Butler who has spent the past 30 years working for an HNW family in Los Angeles responsible for all aspects of the family’s travel, ad-hoc and seasonal.
David is also experienced within the aviation industry, both the private and commercial sectors, and has worked overseas in Africa, the Far East, Middle East, and Europe.
The past couple of years David has been specifically working as a Butler Trainer on private yachts, Royal Palaces/Embassies, private households, as well as private aviation.
Andrew started his career in the 90’s working for the British Ambassador in Paris where he spent almost 4 years looking after the British Ambassador and his family, as well as hundreds of VIP guests. Andrew then returned to the UK to work as a Butler to the American Deputy Minister in London, running his private home for over 2 years. In the subsequent 15 years or so he has worked for Brocket Hall, Ashridge Management College, BMW and a private household in Hertfordshire, as well as looking after VIP’s as Butler at major sporting and private events across the UK.
Andrew joins our team of highly experienced Butler Trainers at the Exclusive Butler School.
Ronja grew up in the small town of Rendsburg in northern Germany, close to two well-known yacht building shipyards and the Kiel Canal. This led to her involvement in yachting and shipyards starting in 2008, building a career in yachting and hospitality ever since. During her career Ronja has worked, amongst other positions, as operational chief stewardess both at sea and in the shipyard, attending to a variety of high-profile guests including UK and other Royal families.
More recently Ronja worked as Butler at The Savoy Hotel. Her experience and expertise span from shipyard refits, to housekeeping, valet service, silver service and butler service to name a few. Ronja's passion lies in providing the best service possible for guests and clients, and she has always enjoyed sharing the knowledge she gained over the years, passing on information, sharing experiences, and seeing junior crew learn and grow.
The founder of Exclusive Butler School, John Pettman, started his career at Buckingham Palace followed by the British Embassy in Paris. John has worked at many prestigious households and has managed multiple properties and staff worldwide for high profile families.
John also set up Exclusive Household Staff, which is an established domestic staff agency providing staff worldwide and is recognised as the global market leader.
Project and Training Coordinator
Katharine joins our team specifically to look after the Exclusive Butler School coordinating all aspects of the 2-Week Butler Course and Bespoke Training. In addition, Katharine will be managing and running the Butler School social media platforms.
Before joining us, Katharine gained a wealth of experience working within the education sector firstly in an administration role at a prestigious Private School in Kent before working as a PA to a School Headteacher.
Katharine is also a keen traveller and has been lucky enough to both live and work abroad with a role in the hospitality sector in Canada. Katharine is excited to be working with the Exclusive Butler School team helping to continue the development of our worldwide brand.