An expert catalyst for raising leadership impact and team performance through change. Recruited from university to General Accident's (now Aviva plc) senior management development programme, Ian's 13 year period in financial services was characterised by accountability for business delivery and extensive experience in the management and leadership of change. Experience that included delivering strategic business-to-business partnerships and being accountable for the successful turnaround of under-performing business units.
His involvement in 3 major corporate integrations up to 2001 developed his interest in the role of organisational culture in times of disruptive change. He developed from that a deep practical knowledge that has shaped his work since then. As a business consultant and coach, he has wide experince at the heart of business change across sectors and cultures in over a dozen countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. A consistent feature of Ian's 17 years in consulting is being asked back by clients to help with new challenges. This flows from his challenging and guiding their people to step up and bring about sustainable change that they can truly call their own.
A graduate in history and International Relations from The University of Aberdeen, Ian is a Chartered Insurer and an MBA graduate from the OU Business School. He is an active supporter of great organisations whose charitable work enables people to flourish in difficult circumstances. In particular he supports the work of Sistema Scotland and Snow Camp in deprived communities across Scotland, and the Vine Trust which changes lives in Tanzania and Peru with it's medical ships and home building projects.
The common denominator is Ian's faith in the capacity of people with purpose to bring about momentous change.