Ian has been a school governor and trustee for over 18 years, first in Cambridge, then Market Harborough and now at Upton Priory School in Macclesfield. In all 3 schools, he held the position of vice chair of governors and chair of finance/resources committee. He was part of the temporary governing body that merged Upton Priory Junior and Infants schools.
Ian’s business experience includes senior manager and managing director roles in a number of complex businesses managing up to 300 staff. Using his management and schools background and experience, Ian supports governing boards to allow them to fulfill one of their core responsibilities by creating effective strategies, agreeing plans for implementation, transitioning through change and mentoring key individuals.
Outside work and school governance, Ian is a leader at 3rd Macclesfield Upton Priory scout group as well as the district appointed Nights Away assessor and county appointed training adviser.