David Rough


David Rough BSc Hons
Senior Independent Director, Chair of Nomination Committee

David joined John Laing in December 2014 as a Non-executive Director.

Skills and Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of the financial services sector, predominantly in the investment management business
  • Significant experience of a broader range of industries through non-executive roles

David joined Legal and General in 1988 and became head of securities in 1989. In 1991, he was appointed to the group board as Group Director (Investments) responsible for the group’s investment operations. He retired from the business in 2002. He has also served as chairman of the Association of British Insurers’ Investment Committee and been a non-executive and senior independent director on a number of boards, including Land Securities, London Metal Exchange, Friends Provident and Xstrata.

Current External Appointments
Chair of the Board and Nomination Committee of Brown Shipley & Co Ltd and Non-executive Director of Hansteen Holdings plc.