Iain Rawlinson joined the Board of Trustees in 2002 and was appointed Chairman in 2005. After nine years as Chairman, Iain retired from this position in 2013 and now Chairs the Tusk Development Board and is a Vice President.
He brings 30 years’ experience in the financial, industry and investment sectors. Iain read law at Cambridge and was called to the Bar in 1981. He then followed a banking career with Lazards, Flemings and Fleming Family & Partners, and has been an independent company director and charity trustee since 2005. His corporate appointments have included - Sindicatum Carbon Capital, Dana, Parkmead, Monarch, Asymmetric Return Capital, Renegade Inc. and Online Radio Broadcasting. He is principal of Rawlinson Partners, an investor and adviser group.
He has had a long connection with the voluntary sector, including involvement with the London International Piano Competition in the 1980’s, and with Global Philanthropic, an adviser to charities – he was Chairman of Rainmaker Foundation, and co-founded and now chairs the Online Radio Broadcasting Foundation which supports disadvantaged communities with a focus on young people. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Social Innovation at the Cambridge Judge Business School.
He lives in the New Forest and has two children. Interests are business and social ventures, writing and broadcasting, sailing, music, Scotland and Africa.
This year's Tusk Conservation Awards are, for me, an opportunity to recognise and to highlight some of the remarkable – and courageous – conservation work being undertaken across Africa.