Sir James Leigh-Pemberton


James Leigh-Pemberton is Deputy Chairman of UK Government Investments and Chairman of RIT Capital Partners, a listed investment trust.

He joined the Board of UKGI following the merger of UKGI and UK Financial Investments where he served first as Chief Executive and subsequently as Chairman. He joined UKFI in 2013.

Before joining UKFI James was Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse in the United Kingdom. Prior to taking on this role James held a number of senior roles at Credit Suisee including Chairman of UK Investment Banking, head of European Investment Banking and head of European Equity Capital Markets. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1994 from S.G.Warburg, where he worked for 15 years.

James received his M.A. from Oxford University.