Iain Rawlinson is a director of companies and a trustee of charities, with 30 years of experience in banking, investment and industry, which he gained initially with Lazard Brothers, Robert Fleming (the investment bank) and Fleming Family & Partners. After becoming independent in 2005, his subsequent Board appointments have been in the energy, environment, resources and transport sectors, including a period as chairman of a large consumer group from 2009 to 2014, alongside appointments as a trustee of charities.
He has recently co-founded a strategic communications consultancy, Vico Partners, and is a non-executive director on the Boards of The Parkmead Group (the energy business) and The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He also founded Online Radio Broadcasting Limited, a social enterprise, which is developing a social broadcasting application; and crowdCaster whose mission is “Giving People a Voice”, enabling people to record and broadcast audio, aiming to raise awareness of social issues, contribute to education, stimulate the creative arts and bring communities together. He also chairs the Development Board of Tusk Trust, the UK charity focused on conservation, communities and education in Africa, and is Chairman of Governors at Walhampton School in Hampshire.
“So much of the recognised business and charitable landscape is now in a state of flux resulting from changes brought about by technology, fault lines in the global economy, and the human need to be useful in a unequal world. The difference between money and value is becoming a defining feature, distinguishing between the old world and the new. The work of the Centre for Social Innovation is shaping a new generation of thinking as to how organisations should interact with this new environment, both in being effective and sustainable, and making a positive contribution to all its stakeholders.”
Iain read Law at Jesus College, Cambridge (1977-1980) and was called to the Bar in 1981, and organises his professional activities under Rawlinson Partners Limited. He has two children and lives in the New Forest, Hampshire, UK.