- MEng in Mechanical Engineering, University of Durham
Ian was most recently strategy lead for venture capital at the British Business Bank. He collaborated with the investment community and the U.K. government to develop and launch a £2.5 billion investment fund, which established the BBB as the top investor in British VC funds. He designed the investment strategy to deliver attractive returns and increase the availability of longer-term finance for entrepreneurs seeking to build innovative, world-class businesses. Previously, Ian was a strategy consultant, working mainly with tech and consumer businesses across Europe, North America, and Africa. He devised growth strategies for corporations and advised many of the world’s leading private-equity firms. Ian firmly believes that technology can be used to solve society’s most critical challenges.