Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes is director of research at Tomorrow’s Company.
He worked for eight years in investment banking and venture capital, primarily as a sell-side research analyst. He worked for Dresdner Kleinwort, Frontiers Capital and was vice president on the Citi telecoms equity research team before joining Tomorrow’s Company in 2015. Laurie led the Tomorrow’s Company Futures Project, reviewing progress since the foundation of Tomorrow’s Company in 1996, and developing a fresh agenda for the years ahead, published in the report, 'UK Business: What’s wrong? What’s next?'. He is also the author of 'Playing the Long Game - How to Save the West from Short-Termism' (2015). Laurie studied Economics at Cambridge University.
The key focus of governance reform should not be on reducing the number of scandals, but instead on how to encourage risk-taking and investment in pursuit of a societal purpose, says think-tank Tomorrow’s Company.