Ian is a highly motivated, energetic individual with over 30 years international financial and commercial experience with a proven track record of delivering business outcomes gained from a wide variety of companies from large corporations including Accenture and Oracle and, more recently in SME’s, working in close collaboration with MD’s, senior management and investors.
During his career, Ian has been responsible for the finance and commercial functions in fast growing organisations such as CSC Europe’s IT Outsourcing Division and more recently Accenture’s BPO’s network of offshore centres. He was also CFO of a software company based in Palo Alto California where he played a key role in raising VC funds and its eventual sale to Oracle at the height of the dot com boom.
Ian has a positive pro-active ‘can do ’ approach with a strong commercial and business acumen based on sound solid experience and common sense, which he feels are key to being successful in today’s economic climate. Having worked in many geographies including USA, Europe, China, India and other smaller Asian countries he brings a wealth of experience when working across different cultures. He believes in leading from the front, tackling challenges head on but also ensuring he makes sound decisions whilst working in a collaborative manner with stakeholders.
Part of Ian’s skill set includes creating strategic business plans, working closely with the business leaders and owners with the view to raising finance for business growth. He enjoys developing high performance teams, communicating all aspects of the business to all levels of the organisation to ensure business goals are delivered and maintained.
Outside of work Ian is competitive dinghy sailor, enjoys an occasional round of golf, cycling and oil painting.