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Will Samuel


Will joined John Laing in December 2017 and took over as Chairman in May 2018. Will is also Chairman of Tilney Group Limited. Prior to this he was Chairman of TSB Bank plc, which he took through IPO after its de-merger from Lloyds Bank plc, 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.