John Forbes



Financial Advisory


London, United Kingdom

John joined Lazard in 2020 as part of the Makinson Cowell team. He advises U.K. and international listed companies on all aspects of their investor relations and communicating their investment propositions to the capital markets.

John's clients are from a wide range of sectors, including construction, consumer goods, energy, financial services, industrials, materials and TMT. He works with investor relations departments, executive management and Boards as a long-term retained advisor, and on Investor Studies and other periodic projects.

Previously, John worked at Deloitte as a forensic accountant specializing in fraud investigation. He started his career as a research engineer.

He is a U.K. Chartered Accountant and has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University,

Our offices in the United Kingdom

Lazard has been a leading player in the United Kingdom's financial centre since the firm opened its first London office in 1877. Today, the U.K. remains one of the largest operations in Lazard’s global network.

Based in the heart of one of the world’s most international and connected financial hubs, with unrivalled access to global markets, Lazard U.K. advises clients on strategic matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, debt and capital structure and capital raising.

Lazard's client relationships are built on trust and discretion, drawing on 175 years of experience working with leading businesses globally.