James Laing

Non-Executive Director

James Laing sits on Tavistock’s advisory board as a non-executive director and special advisor.

James has over 25 years’ experience in financial markets having held senior positions at Standard Life Aberdeen and more recently at Rothschild & Co.

At Rothschild & Co, James helped launch the Investor Advisory practice in 2019, where he co-headed its Shareholder Engagement division advising clients on IPOs, M&A, shareholder activism and ESG.

Prior to Rothschild & Co, James was Deputy Head of UK & European Equities and Head of Corporate Governance for the UK and Europe at abrdn (formerly Standard Life Aberdeen).

James is a member of the Code Committee on the UK Takeover Panel, and served on the FCA’s Listing Authority Advisory Panel until 2023. He is also a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Committee for Governance Group in the UK.