A noted art collector, Laing and his wife Kathleen have more than thirty years experience in collecting contemporary art,
traveling worldwide to work with leading gallerists, dealers, auction houses, corporate and private collections,
public museums and other art professionals. Their devoted support of the visual arts is longstanding. Laing is currently a
Board member and Chair of the Acquisitions Committee for the Audain Art Museum and a trustee of the Jack & Doris
Shadbolt Foundation. Previous posts held by Laing include eight years as an external, expert advisor for contemporary,
international art to the National Gallery of Canada Acquisitions Committee, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver
Art Gallery and President of the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver (CASV). Laing is currently CEO of BrownArtConsulting, Inc.