Ian’s varied career in Professional Services gives him a broad business understanding that he combines with his passion for coaching to help senior executives improve their thinking and execution in their businesses and careers.


‘It’s lonely at the top; we all want to be successful but until you get there you don’t know how that feels. There is never a time when you need a coach more – someone who gets it, who has experience in all aspects of running a business, can fire you up, calm you down and get your priorities in order.’


Ian is an NLP Practitioner. He is a member of The International Coach Federation (ICF). Ian is accredited to use personality profiles NEO PI-R, The Hogan suite of tools, MBTI and Tracom Social Styles. He is also qualified to BPS Levels 1 & 2 in the use of psychometric and psychological testing.

His coaching focus includes:

Transition to new role, Developing career direction and plan
Retirement/future direction
Developing personal brand and impact
Managing clients and business development
Effective delegation and team management
Facilitating strategic thinking


Ian spent 27 years in Professional Services, including ten as a partner at EY, Andersen and Grant Thornton. He worked in corporate transactions including both restructuring and M&A. At EY Ian led the internal coaching team and set up the coaching centre in 2011. He also holds several Non-Executive roles and also works with small businesses owners to help shape their ideas and provide business mentoring.

Ian was the Managing Director of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in the UK and through this volunteer role has helped shape the future direction of the organisation and oversaw several significant developments to the EMCC’s infrastructure.


Ian’s client experience includes:

AB Agri / Addleshkaw Goddard / Enrst & Young / Grant Thornton / PA Consulting / Reed Smith / Bird & Bird / Hogan Lovells / Ashurt / KPMG / Cleary Gottlieb / Simmons & Simmons / Stephenson Harwood / Nabarro