- Category : Business-Top-executive
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 2
Scottish businessman, Director of Bank of England from 1973-1991 and a Director of Exxon Corporation from 1984-1994.
Born into the Scottish aristocracy, he had a privileged childhood. His family owned the biscuit business McVitie & Price where he got his start in his business career. Laing was considered a consummate networker and shrewd business person. He was knighted in 1978. A close friend of Margaret Thatcher, he supported the Tories, becoming the party's treasurer in 1988.
He married Marian Clare in 1950; they had three children.
He died June 21, 2010.