Ian’s sector focus is in financial services with a specialisation in insurance. He conducts searches at board level for clients in the UK and internationally. About two thirds of his assignments are executive and the other third are for chairmen and non executive directors, including audit committee chairmen. In addition to insurance, he handles searches in the not for profit sectors. Ian enjoys taking responsibility for delivering high quality candidates to clients each and every time and working closely with his colleagues to exceed client expectations whenever possible.
After graduating from York University with an Economics degree, Ian began his career with Willis Faber (now WTW) in London in the Energy team and worked for Willis in London and the US (New Orleans and New York City) over a ten year period. After completing his MBA at Insead, Ian joined Russell Reynolds in London where he worked for five years before joining the Miles Partnership where he spent 13 years. Since 2015 he has been at Sandy Hird Partners, a boutique financial services search firm. He has 19 years of experience in executive search.
When he is not working, Ian likes to spend as much time as possible with his wife and two daughters. He is also passionate about travel, photography and conservation. Ian is a trustee of The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey and the Whitley Fund for Nature in London.
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