Iain Rawlinson

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Iain Rawlinson "joined the Board of Trustees of Tusk in October 2002 and was appointed Chairman in January 2005.

Iain is principal of Rawlinson Partners, an investor and adviser group. Iain was a Trustee from 2002, and Chairman from 2005-2013. He now chairs Tusk’s Development Board.

"Iain has a background in banking and investment over 25 years with Lazard Brothers, Robert Fleming and Fleming Family & Partners]].

"Since the mid 1990’s he has been involved with the successful establishment of a wide range of new businesses with a focus on financial services, investment, and natural resources, many with exposure to emerging markets. From 1995 to 2000 he was based in Johannesburg and was responsible for building and managing Flemings’ investment banking presence in Southern Africa. In 2000 he became Chief Operating Officer and one of the initial shareholders of Fleming Family & Partners, the Fleming family investment business, and until 2005 held various senior executive and advisory positions in this group.

"Since 2005 he has focused on the pursuit of independent commercial and charitable interests, which emphasise responsible investment in natural resources, conservation and the environment, good governance, and exposure to emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

"He is Chairman of Lithic Metals and Energy Limited, an Aim-listed mining exploration company focused on Africa, and is Deputy Chairman of Edgo Energy, the new upstream oil and gas business associated with the Edgo Group. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of Good Governance Group, the strategic advisory group focused on investment risk in emerging markets, and is a non-executive Director of Dana Petroleum plc, the London-listed oil and gas exploration and production company, of Sindicatum Carbon Capital Limited, a global developer of carbon abatement projects backed by Citigroup and other leading financial institutions in the UK, USA and Middle East, and of Global Philanthropic, an adviser to charities." [1]

"From 2004 to 2010 Iain was a Non-executive Director of Dana Petroleum PLC until its successful sale to KNOC, and in that year transferred as a Non-executive Director to the newly established Parkmead Group, the successor independent oil and gas company focused on the UK and Netherlands lead by Executive Chairman, Tom Cross. He was Non-executive Chairman of Lithic Metals and Energy Limited, a listed natural resources exploration company focused on Africa, Deputy Chairman of Edgo Energy Limited, an upstream oil and gas business based in London and Dubai associated with the Edgo Group (the Jordan-based oil services and investment group). His interests in the environment and conservation sectors included his appointment as a Non-executive Director of Sindicatum Carbon Capital Limited, a global developer of carbon abatement and renewable energy projects backed by Citigroup and other financial institutions in UK, USA and Middle East.

"From 2009 to July 2014 Iain was Executive Chairman of The Monarch Group leading its modernisation and reshaping into a group of complex, inter-related, industrial businesses having an aggregate turnover of £1billion and 3000 employees. 2014 to date

"Since August 2014 he has returned to full time practice with Rawlinson Partners, alongside which in July 2015 he announced the creation of the social broadcasting audio platform – www.crowdCaster.com – with its first alpha version launched on 8 September 2015 followed by release of the first complete feature set on 31 August 2016.

"In 2017 Iain was appointed a Non-executive Director of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in October 2017 and also was a Founding Partner in a new strategic communications firm, Vico Partners, established in September 2017.

"Iain began his voluntary sector activity as Founder Member of the London International Piano Competition in 1991 whose initial Patron was HRH Diana, Princess of Wales. He was a trustee of Tusk Trust (from 2002) and then Chairman (from 2004 to 2013), and now leads its Development Board – Tusk Trust is the UK charity which protects wildlife, supports communities and promotes education in Africa whose Patron is HRH Prince William of Wales. From 2013 to 2015 he was Chairman of Rainmaker Foundation, the new philanthropic movement which connects people with causes they care about – whose Patron is Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman of the Online Radio Broadcasting Foundation, whose mission is “Giving People a Voice” through the power of online radio broadcasting. He was Deputy Chairman of Global Philanthropic, an adviser to charities from 2008 to 2013." [1]

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  1. Iain Rawlinson, Tusk, accessed June 23, 2009.