Ian joined the board formally in February 2014. He is Chief Executive at First Utility, the largest independent energy retailer in the UK. This follows a career with lastminute.com, the online travel agent and e-tailer, where he was Chief Operating Officer from 2003-06 and Chief Executive from 2006-11. In this role, he led the successful integration of lastminute with Travelocity Europe and steered the company through its most successful years.
Before this, he worked in telecommunications, first with Telewest and then from 1997 with Nokia, where he led the launch of some of the world's first commercial 3G networks. He holds no other public appointments.