Ian is a member of the Ashridge Sport Business Initiative. This involves coaching, mentoring and developing sports and business coaches by running programmes that combine the passion of sport with the theory of business. He is a generalist and teaches and coaches in the areas of teams, change and leadership development. He has taught in many countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Ian graduated from Durham University and taught Geography and Physical Education before moving into a career in sales. Playing representative rugby and working as a Performance Coach in the Premiership gave Ian firsthand experience of what is required to both develop and deliver as a high performing team.
Before joining Ashridge, Ian worked very successfully in a variety of sales roles at Xerox. He gained extensive experience in sales management before taking over responsibility for the national development of sales management training and European sales training.