Iain Rawlinson is an experienced Board Member and Chair, charity trustee and strategy adviser.
He is a Founder and Partner of Vico Partners which works closely with Boards and business leaders to manage and resolve sensitive and complex issues which unlock or defend value.
Iain began his career in investment banking with Lazard Brothers and was posted to South Africa in 1994 with Robert Fleming. Following a successful period building up a leading Southern African investment banking team, on the sale of Robert Fleming to JP Morgan in 2000 he was appointed to establish Fleming Family & Partners, where he was a founding partner and COO from 2000 to 2003. After appointing his successor, he went on to hold several senior posts within FF&P before establishing his own office in 2005.
Iain has since undertaken a wide range of business and charitable appointments. Among these, in 2009, after a successful advisory role for shareholders, Iain was appointed Chairman of The Monarch Group, leading its transformation and preparing the Group for its eventual sale in 2014. From 2017 to 2020 he was a NED at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust, and he is currently a NED at Eurasia Mining PLC.
Iain’s philanthropic activities began in 1991 as a founder member of the London International Piano competition. Since then he has held many charitable board appointments including as Chair of Tusk, the African conservation charity. He is currently Chair of Governors at Walhampton School and, since January 2021, Chair of Global Philanthropic. From 2016 to 2019 he volunteered with the Centre for Social Innovation at the Cambridge Judge Business School.
Iain was educated at Birkenhead School, the University of Cambridge and the Inns of Court School of Law. He has a BA (MA Cantab) in Law and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1981. He is also a qualified mediator through the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in London.