Mr David Laing LL

David was born into the Laing construction family. He qualified as an architect and subsequently worked with Sir Basil Spence’s London firm before setting up a private practice in Hertfordshire, as well as becoming a partner in GHM Rock Townsend.

With his knowledge of the construction industry, David became Chairman of Country and Metropolitan and has been a director of Eskmuir, a quoted property company which was taken private and is the Laing family’s property vehicle. As well as being a director of a number of private companies, he has served as a trustee, Chairman or President of many charities including the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, the Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs and Adrenaline Alley, the biggest urban sports park in the UK.

David, who has served as High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, was appointed Lord Lieutenant of the County on 16 June 2014.

He has had experience in the leisure sector, and also agriculture, being hands-on at his farm at Brigstock, Northamptonshire. He has been living in the County for over ten years and is committed to making it known as the Heart of England.

Current roles: David is the University’s Pro Chancellor and plays a leading role in the Court. He is also a member of Advancement Committee and Nominations Committee.