Laurence Newman spent 20 years at the London office of international accountants and consultants KPMG, where he was the partner leading KPMG’s work in leisure and tourism. Between 2003 and 2011 he ran Big Picture Consulting, a specialised consulting and project management practice.
Currently, Laurence is the Chairman at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, a large acute hospital trust running two general hospitals and a children’s hospital. He is also currently the Chairman of Grove End Housing Ltd, responsible for about 400 apartments in St John’s Wood, London.
Laurence was a Trustee of Comic Relief between 1997 and 2010, and is currently a member of their Investment Committee. He was a Trustee of the Waterways Trust between 2004 and 2012, until it merged into the new Canal and River Trust, where he is now a member of the national Council.