Bob Pain, Chairman

Bob brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the Carlton James board, having worked in international investment and life insurance for over 30 years.

Bob held many senior management positions during a 20-year tenure with the London-listed FTSE 100 Friends Life Group (now part of The Aviva Group), including as a member of the Board of Friends Provident International which offers life assurance, pensions, and investment products in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and internationally. During this time, he oversaw the strategic direction for distribution and branch network globally, successfully launching and leading branches in both the Middle East and Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai), while also overseeing the restructure of international sales operations network to meet business needs.

As Managing Director and latterly Chairman of the Board of Investors Trust Assurance, an international insurance company licensed and regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Bob brings invaluable experience in corporate governance and best practice to the Carlton James board. A strategic thinker with an excellent track record in building international relationships and an inspirational leader of people in Head Office and field environments, Bob brings first-hand experience in sales, business development, marketing and senior management roles.