Jacob Rothschild has chaired RIT since its flotation in 1988. He is also Chairman of the Nominations Committee. Having left NM Rothschild & Sons in 1980, Jacob developed the business of RIT’s predecessor companies, co-founding companies in money management, insurance and investment, including Global Asset Management and St James’s Place Capital plc. He served as Deputy Chairman of BSkyB Plc for five years, to 2008. He serves on a number of family office advisory boards as well as chairing his own Family’s Office and the Rothschild Foundation. He is also the Honorary Vice Chairman of La Campagnie Financière Saint-Honoré, the holding company of the Edmond de Rothschild Group. In addition to his career in finance he has been involved in public service including the arts, heritage and philanthropy having chaired The National Gallery, The National Heritage Memorial Fund and The Heritage Lottery Fund.