About Ian

Ian has worked in the creative industries for thirty years. His career started as a teenager, working for BBC local radio. Today he’s a consultant, coach, storyteller and author who brings a fresh pair of eyes and a wealth of experience to help organisations and individuals develop and grow, getting them excited about their essence, their focus and their future.

Ian’s full-time career started in TV production in 1990. In 1993, he joined the Unique Broadcasting Group and at the age of 30 he was appointed Managing Director of Unique Facilities. In 2000 he left to work independently as a consultant. Clients included UBC Media Group plc and MTV Networks Europe, advising on their development plans. In 2004 Ian founded OHM London, a marketing agency working with such brands as Benetton and Classic FM.

The author of four books on business and work life, Ian has written for The Financial Times and British Airways’ Business Life magazine. He has also been a regular contributor to Monocle 24’s The Entrepreneurs programme. He speaks at events ranging from South by South West Interactive in Austin, Texas and Meet The Innovators at The Apple Store in London to The University of East London and Ravensbourne College, getting audiences fired up about their futures.

2015-16 clients include The World Economic Forum, advertising agency Rooster Punk, law firm Wedlake Bell, accountancy firm Buzzacott and global innovation studio Stripe Partners. Alongside his work with organisations, Ian runs Fuel Safaris - a unique ‘walk n’talk’ coaching programme that helps executives and entrepreneurs ‘find their fuel’, connecting them with their story and purpose.

Ian holds a degree in Public Media with Communication & Cultural Studies from Leeds University.