Tamara Mellon Named Britain’s Business Ambassador

Less than six months after being named an Officer of the British Empire, Tamara Mellon can add another title to her name. The Jimmy Choo founder and chief creative officer was named Business Ambassador for Britain on Tuesday.

Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Mellon to the volunteer position, as well as 31 others, including designer Anya Hindmarch. The Business Ambassadors Network was created in 2008 to help small- and medium-sized companies access a larger market and help grow the U.K. economy.

“I am honored to represent Britain in this way,” Mellon said in a statement. “It is an immense privilege. Our country has always been a great trading nation and remains a center of creativity, talent and innovation. … I will do everything I can to promote British business abroad.”

Jimmy Choo Ltd. celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2011.

Access exclusive content