Ian has 16 years’ experience in both agency and in-house. In the past, he has managed a number of campaigns for Universities UK, including lobbying to remove international students from the net migration target, Universities Week, and working with Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert to prevent a drop in university applications, following an increase in fees in 2012.
Ian is also a qualified coach having gained a certificate in coaching through the International Coaching Federation in 2013. Since then he has coached both professionally and voluntarily, including on a leadership programme at a not-for-profit enterprise.
Ian is a former press officer and has experience in advising on communication strategies, including most recently on a social mobility report for the UK government at the request of the prime minister.
Most recently, Ian has worked with the University of Reading offering PR, public affairs and other communications consultancy on a major new project for the university, and with Power to Change on its annual national campaign Community Business Weekend.
He is an expert in campaign planning and delivery, stakeholder management, social media, media relations and large-scale events (most notably at the Natural History Museum for Universities Week, which attracted c. 28,000 people).