Until 2005, Ian was 2nd Permanent Secretary at the Department for Constitutional Affairs and Head of Profession for Operational Delivery for the whole Civil Service. He has been a CEO of three different Executive Agencies. Ian was a member of the Capability Review team for the Cabinet Office.
Ian has followed a portfolio career since leaving the civil service. For 5 years, he was a Senior Adviser to Booz & Company, international management consultants. He has chaired several Top Management Programmes and is an Executive Coach to senior civil servants and others. Current roles include chairing the Geographic Information Group, an Advisory Committee of BIS; and membership of two private sector Boards.
Ian conducted reviews of criminality information for the Home Secretary (2008) and the Legal Services Commission for the Justice Secretary (2010). Ian has a special interest in public sector leadership.