Prior to doing all things ethics, Sir Laurie worked in the financial services sector for over 40 years.
He is currently chairman of Historic England and was also deputy chairman of the National Trust between 2005 and 2013.
Sir Laurie was also the chairman of the Windsor Leadership Trust, an independent charity providing training programmes for senior leaders across all sectors. He was the deputy chairman of the Benefact Trust, providing charitable financial support to churches and Christian charities in the UK and Ireland.
He has served as a member of the Board of the Culture Recovery Fund, an initiative established by the government to provide financial support to the culture and heritage sectors during the Covid pandemic.
He is giving pretty posh because he was educated at Eton College and Oxford University, and his title of 'Sir' is from the baronetcy he inherited from his uncle.
And Labour's not pleased as they think the watchdog doesn't have enough power.
Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, said Sunak had “chosen to preserve the rotten ethics regime he inherited”, adding: “This weak prime minister is failing to deliver the integrity he promised and instead has installed yet another toothless watchdog.”
\u201cSir Laurie Magnus is about to become the new 'Sue Gray'. Let's see how long Sunak and the cabinet keep up the mantra - "let's wait for Sir Laurie Magnus' report" while the media dig deeper.\u201d