Jon Laycock

Interim Senior Communications Advisor, IG Group

Jon is an interim Senior Communication Advisor at IG Group having joined the company in November 2019. He has a 20-years’ financial services experience across both public relations and financial journalism.

 Previously, he was Head of Media Relations, EMEA at Barclays Investment Bank as well as Head of Corporate Communication at Barclays’ Private Bank & Overseas Services business until November 2019. Jon joined Barclays Capital in December 2006 working through the financial crisis, the integration of Lehman Brothers into Barclays, the re-establishment of Barclays’ EMEA Investment Banking Division and the LIBOR scandal, which resulted in a change of Barclays’ then CEO and Chairman.

 Jon started his career in financial journalism working for Reuters and then Bloomberg, covering capital markets, before making the switch to public relations in 2004,  when he joined the global communications team at Fitch Ratings.