John Laing Group further strengthens its management team with the appointments of Jamie Christmas as CFO and James Abbott as General Counsel

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John Laing Group today announced that it has appointed Jamie Christmas as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and James Abbott as its General Counsel.

Jamie Christmas will be joining John Laing from the end of April. Jamie was most recently CFO of U&I Group plc, a leading land regeneration business acquired by the FTSE 100 company Landsec. Jamie was previously in global roles as CFO of Round Hill Capital, a private equity real estate firm, and as Head of Group Operations at private equity firm Coller Capital. Earlier in his career, Jamie held CFO, Finance Director, and Financial Controller roles at CBRE and DTZ, having begun his career at KPMG. Jamie is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the ICAEW.

James Abbott will be joining John Laing in the newly created role of General Counsel in early May. He will be a member of John Laing Group’s management team, with responsibility for Legal, Company Secretariat and Risk. James was previously General Counsel of Park Square Capital LLP and before that of AnaCap Financial Partners. Prior to this, James was Senior Counsel at Deutsche Bank, having begun his career at Linklaters in London and Hong Kong.

Ben Loomes, Chief Executive of John Laing Group, commented:

“These appointments to our management team broaden our capabilities and highlight our ambition to grow our business. Jamie brings extensive experience as a CFO across real estate, private equity, credit and broader fund management, along with broad operational experience, while James has significant experience as an international General Counsel across private equity, M&A and the wider financial services sector.”