Ian’s skill, as one of his clients has put it, is “making the complex simple”, to which Ian would add “managing ambiguity”. He helps Boards and Leaders arrive at an objective, factual assessment of where their organisations are, where they need to be, and the steps needed to get there.  Ian is practiced at research, validating the facts and listening to develop a firm foundation to enable decisions, the call to action and delivery. He is adept at facilitation and his careful preparation ensures that it is robust and relevant and that the process remains authentic.

Ian also undertakes 1:1 coaching and mentoring. His experience is derived from an eclectic background as a CEO, senior manager and consultant, creating and delivering strategy, change and project management at the operational and strategic levels. Click here for LinkedIn profile.

Sample Projects

Independent Association of Prep Schools: Facilitated a strategy review process that confirmed the broad strategy but emphasised need for better articulation and identified some emerging, significant issues.

InHealth / Netcare: Successfully managed major bids for DH contracts involving bid strategy and maintaining multinational relationships.

London Borough of Camden: Acted as a ‘critical friend’ as the Borough was becoming outcomes-driven, including the review of proposed outcomes, associated metrics and the structure of budgets. Provided a robust evaluation of how its spending would adequately support its priorities while budgets were shrinking.

Severn Trent Water: Managed the timely submission of critical regulatory submissions and delivered the development and implementation of new processes across this £1bn company.

Warwickshire Police: Provided facilitation support and external scrutiny to an internal team developing a new strategy for the force.

Devolved Government: Delivered an operational review of a government agency to Ministers and then successfully provided corporate planning support to the agency itself.

Employment History

2004–Current Senior Consultant, The Consultancy Company
2000–2003 CEO, Institute of Management Consultancy
1994–1999 Deputy General Secretary, ACPO
1992–1994 Risk analysis lead, Anti-Fraud Unit, Intervention Board
1989–1992 Pay policy lead, Personnel Division, MAFF
1983–1989 Subsidy team leader, MAFF / Intervention Board


MA (Oxon.) Modern History