Board change

William Rucker
The Board of ICG announces that William Rucker has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Company.

Mr Rucker will join the Board on 31 January 2023 and will succeed Andrew Sykes who has acted as interim Chair since March 2022. Mr Sykes will continue to serve as a Non-Executive Director of the Company, and will return to his role as Senior Independent Director.

William Rucker is currently Chairman of Lazard in the UK, an investment bank focused on asset management and financial advisory businesses, which he joined in 1987 from Arthur Andersen where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

He has extensive experience in the financial services sector as well as wide-ranging governance experience having served on, and been Chairman of, the boards of a number of significant listed companies, charities and other bodies.

Andrew Sykes said:

We are delighted that William has agreed to join the Board at such an important moment in ICG’s development. The breadth of his experience within financial services will be of great benefit to the company and I look forward to working with him.

William Rucker said:

It is an honour to have been asked to chair the Board of ICG, a preeminent global alternative asset manager whose development and growth I have watched and admired over many years. I look forward to working with the Board and with management to support the company and its shareholders as it continues to execute its successful growth strategy.

For further information please contact:

Fiona Laffan
Tel: +44 (0)20 3545 2000
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Notes to Editors:

Committee Appointments

William Rucker will become chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee from 31 January 2023.

Other Non Executive Appointments

Chairman of Marston’s Plc

Charities, public bodies and not-for-profit

  • Chairman of the UK Dementia Research Institute
  • Steward of the Jockey Club
  • Founder Director of Flint Housing, a registered for profit housing association

Selected previous roles

  • Lazard UK – CEO January 2000 to September 2019, Chairman since September 2019
  • Chairman of Crest Nicholson
  • Chairman of Quintain Estates and Developments
  • Non-Executive Director of Rentokil

About ICG

ICG provides flexible capital solutions to help companies develop and grow. We are a leading global alternative asset manager with over 30 years’ history, managing $69bn of assets and investing across the capital structure. We operate across four asset classes: Structured and Private Equity, Private Debt, Real Assets, and Credit.

We develop long-term relationships with our business partners to deliver value for shareholders, clients and employees, and use our position of influence to benefit the environment and society. We are committed to being a net zero asset manager across our operations and relevant investments by 2040.

ICG is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: ICP). Further details are available at You can follow ICG on LinkedIn and Twitter.