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Will Samuel


 

Will Samuel BSc, BA, FCA
Non-executive Chairman

Will joined John Laing as a Non-executive Director in December 2017 and became Chairman in May 2018.

Skills and Experience

  • Extensive commercial, capital markets, investments and regulatory expertise
  • Broad business and governance experience from executive and non-executive positions previously held

Will is an experienced Chairman having previously been Chairman of TSB Bank plc, which he took through IPO after its de-merger from Lloyds Bank plc. He was also Chairman of Howdens Joinery Group, Chairman of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc, Chairman of H P Bulmer plc, Deputy Chairman of Inchcape plc, Senior Advisor to Lazard & Co Ltd and Senior Advisor to the Prudential Regulation Authority (formerly the Financial Services Authority), a director of Schroders plc, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Schroder Salomon Smith Barney (a division of Citigroup Inc), a Non-executive Director of the Edinburgh Investment Trust plc and a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of International Alert.

Will is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has a First-Class Honours Degree in Chemistry from Durham University and a Degree in Mathematics from the Open University.

Current External Appointments
Chairman of Tilney Group Limited.