Appointed to the Board with effect from 1 March 2013, Ian succeeded Sir Simon Robertson as Chairman at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 2 May 2013.
Skills and experience: Ian spent his early career at Bowater, moving to McKinsey & Company in 1979. He was managing partner of McKinsey’s practice in the UK and Ireland from 1996 to 2003. In 2003, he was appointed as chairman and worldwide managing director of McKinsey, serving in this capacity until 2009. During his career with McKinsey, Ian served as a consultant to a range of global organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He retired as senior partner of McKinsey & Company on 30 July 2010.
External appointments: Ian serves, as a non-executive Director, on the Boards of BP and Johnson & Johnson and is a non-executive member of the Cabinet Office Board. He is also senior adviser to Apax Partners LLP.