Howard Bilton is the chairman of the Sovereign Group.
He is an art collector and philanthropist, and the founder of the Sovereign Art Foundation which runs both the Sovereign Asian and European Art Prize.
Pearl Lam is a collector, patron, gallery owner and curator.
She has donated works to museums as various as the V&A, London, the Asia Art Society Museum, New York, the KW Institute, Berlin, the Museum of Art and Design, New York and the Peabody Museum, Boston.
She is the owner of the eponymous Pearl Lam Galleries and founder of the China Art Foundation.