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 the FCA’s Listing Authority Advisory Panel. He is also a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Committee for Governance Group in the UK.