Laurence Newman

Laurence Newman spent 20 years at the London office of international accountants and consultants KPMG, where he established and directed their Leisure and Tourism Consulting Group. He was a KPMG partner for 13 years.

Since leaving KPMG Laurence has been appointed to a number of Chair and Non Executive Director positions. He is Chair of Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, where he is focusing on a complex de-merger of the four constituent hospitals. He is also Chair of Grove End Housing Ltd, a property company that owns about 400 mansion flats in St John’s Wood. Laurence was a Trustee of Comic Relief between 1997 and 2010, and remains a member of their Investment Committee. He is a Trustee of the Waterways Trust, where he chairs their Museums Management Board, and is also a Trustee of Commonweal, a housing charity.

He was a member of the Advisory Board of The Foundation LLP for several years, stepping down at the end of 2011.