Ian McDougall – Executive Vice President & General Counsel
LexisNexis Legal & Professional Global Leadership
Ian McDougall is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the LexisNexis, Legal & Professional division of RELX Group. Mr. McDougall is also President of the LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation. A non-profit charitable organization established to advance the Rule of Law.
Mr. McDougall joined LexisNexis in 2004 as Vice President and Legal Director for LexisNexis International (LNI), where he oversaw the legal function for the region.
At LexisNexis, Mr. McDougall has stepped into varying roles, including Interim CEO – AsiaPac, Interim HR Director for LNI and Interim Managing Director for LexisNexis New Zealand. In addition, he leads the LexisNexis regulatory compliance function and created the organization’s first broad regulatory compliance program.
Prior to this, Mr. McDougall was Chief European Counsel and Group Company Secretary for Hughes Electronics, a former subsidiary of General Motors Corp. Prior to that, Mr. McDougall served in various legal leadership roles for a number of technology and finance organizations; he also has extensive private practice experience.
Mr. McDougall was a founder member of the United Nations Rule of Law Steering Committee and was a member of the UN General Counsel Advisory Board.
In other areas of interest, he was a Board Director and Trustee for the U.K. charity Peaceful Place, which is dedicated to providing support to sufferers of early-onset dementia. He was also a judge in the Barrister’s Disciplinary Tribunal and a broadcast cricket commentator in association with the Royal National Institute for the Blind. Mr. McDougall is based in London.