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Rowan Baker


Rowan joined Laing O’Rourke in September 2020 as the company’s global Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Rowan also sits on the company’s Group Executive Committee and Corporation Board.

An experienced finance executive, Rowan joined Laing O’Rourke from McCarthy & Stone plc, where she held the role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining MCCarthy & Stone in 2012, she worked in finance for Barclays Bank plc and professional services for PwC.

During her most recent role, she has also gained extensive experience of the construction sector and the challenges it faces to improve productivity, deliver greater certainty for clients and overcome a long-standing skills shortage.

Rowan has a masters degree in Law from Cambridge University and is a qualified accountant (FCA) and chartered tax adviser.