Sir Ian was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Barclays PLC and Chairman of Barclays UK in April 2017. His other current appointments are Chairman Debenhams plc, Chairman Maisons du monde, Chairman Menhaden plc and Lead Non-Executive Director for the Government.
Sir Ian's previous appointments were CEO of Kingfisher plc and B&Q. He was Chairman of the British Retail Consortium, Chairman of the Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change and President of the Business Disability Forum President’s Group. He also chaired the Ecosystem Markets Task Force. He retired as Non-Executive Director of B&B plc in 2010.
He has won a number of awards including Lifetime contributions to retailing and Fortune World Economic Forum award for leadership. Sir Ian was knighted in the 2014 New Year's Honours for services to Business, Sustainability and the Environment and is a Chevalier of the Ordre National du Merite of France.