Ian is a Board Member and Chair of the Operating Committee at M-Kopa Ltd, the largest provider of off-grid solar services in Africa. He is a Board member and Chair of Audit & Risk at Seedrs Ltd, a leading UK-based fintech and also a Board member of the British Tourist Authority and Trustee Board Member of English Heritage, where he also Chairs the Audit & Risk Committee. He was CEO of First Utility from 2011 to 2017 and was previously CEO of lastminute.com. Ian began his career in the IT industry before moving into telecommunications and spending six years at Nokia, working across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
This role is remunerated at £9435 per annum. This reappointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Ian has made no such declaration.