Ian leads on the development, implementation and client liaison for CfGS’s consultancy and training work, supporting organisations across the public, private and voluntary sector to make better decisions through improved governance.
Ian has a background in the private sector and public service and was formerly the Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council, a position he held for seven years. His public sector experience also includes serving on a district council, Police Authority, Fire Authority and over ten years as a high school chairman of governors. He is member of the LGA Children and Young People Board and is a LGA peer mentor.
Ian has specialised in local government finance, strategy and change and has led major transformation programmes in a large local authority that led to a 30% cost reduction and improved public approval of council performance. He has also worked extensively in the social care and health sector and has helped to drive several initiatives to improve social care and health integration and restructuring of care services.
His business experience has focused on marketing, communications and business development. He also spent several years working in business development and marketing of industrial equipment, working on both UK and international markets.