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Iain Rawlinson

Founder & Partner

Vico Partners Limited

London, UK

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Iain Rawlinson’s Biography

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.

Iain Rawlinson’s Newsfeed

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Will the pandemic usher in a new era of corporate philanthropy?

Iain Rawlinson explains, ‘The potential for philanthropy to become part of the DNA of the business is significant – it’s about shaping a strategic approach to the deployment of money, time, information, skills and people to achieve outcomes ..."

Global welcomes Iain Rawlinson as Director and new Chair

Iain Rawlinson said, “I am delighted to be re-joining the Board at this critical time, and wish to acknowledge the significant contribution made by my predecessors in this role.”

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Iain Rawlinson’s Background

Vico Partners Limited
Founder & Partner
2017 - Present
London, UK
Vico Partners is a senior level strategy and communications consultancy that advises Chairmen, CEOs and Boards on critical issues which affect their business. Iain's specialism is advice relating to underlying business architecture and investment case development for transactions and capital raising.
Rawlinson Partners Limited
Managing Partner & Principal
2005 - Present
London, UK
Rawlinson Partners co-ordinates Iain's business and charitable activities.
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Current Board Positions

Global Philanthropic
Chair & Director of the Board
Jan 2021 - Present
Iain re-joined Global Philanthropic in January 2021 as Chair & Director of the Board, having served as Deputy Chairman from 2007-2014. Global now advises some of the largest non-profit organizations and most powerful philanthropists around the world, to help them fulfil their giving strategies and aspirations.
Eurasia Mining PLC
Non-Executive Director
May 2020 - Present
London, UK
Eurasia Mining Plc is an international mineral exploration company. The principal activities of the Company and its subsidiaries are related to the exploration for and development of platinum group metals, gold and other minerals in Russia. The company has an office in London and two offices in Russia where field campaigns are planned and executed.
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Previous Board Positions

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The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Non-Executive Director
2017 - 2020
Bournemouth, UK
Iain was appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2017. He is also a member of the Trust’s Audit and Finance Committees, overseeing the financial position and performance of the hospital.
The Parkmead Group PLC
Non-Executive Director
2010 - 2020
Aberdeen, UK
Iain is a Non-executive Director of The Parkmead Group PLC, an AIM-listed independent energy group. He chairs Parkmead’s Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Parkmead was the successor to Dana Petroleum PLC which was sold to KNOC in late 2010.
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Tusk Trust
Chair of the Development Board
2002 - Present
Dorset, UK
Tusk Trust is a conservation charity that raises funds to support habitat, communities and wildlife in Africa. Iain has been involved with Tusk Trust since 2002 when he became a Trustee. He was Chairman from 2004 to 2013 during which time the charity developed its relationship with HRH Prince William, its Royal Patron. Iain now chairs Tusk’s Development Board.
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Walhampton Independent Preparatory School
Chair of Governors
2017 - Present
Lymington, UK
Iain became a Governor of Walhampton School in 2017, and Chair of Governors in 2018. He is a parent of a former pupil and helps oversee the strategy and financial performance of this leading independent pre-prep and prep school located in the New Forest, Hampshire.
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Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
Qualified Mediator
London, UK
The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is a mediation and alternative dispute resolution organisation that is based in London. It was established in 1990 to support the application of Alternative Dispute Resolution in commercial disputes.

Iain Rawlinson’s Education

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