Ian has been the Chief Legal Officer and/or Company Secretary for both listed and major private companies. This has led him developing an expertise in corporate governance and working with boards on effectiveness and performance. He has been involved in a number of board evaluations, both internally and externally.
Ian now works as a consultant undertaking board evaluations exercises and as an internal governance consultant.
In the corporate world, Ian spent the majority of his time in the financial services sector (principally asset management) with roles such as Group Legal Counsel/Company Secretary of Perpetual (listed investment manager), Interim Chief Legal Officer for Openwork Limited (formerly Allied Dunbar) and Interim Chief Legal Officer in the UK for Allianz Global Investors. However, he has also worked in other sectors and he was Group General Counsel/Company Secretary of the Wilkinson Group (privately owned retail group).
Ian has designed and/or run courses on Corporate Governance/The Role of the Board at institutions such as Ashridge Business School (now Hult) and the Institute of Directors.