Ian is Chairman of Bovis Homes Group plc, Cairn Energy plc and Al Noor Hospitals Group plc, and a non-executive director of Cable & Wireless Communications. He is a former Chief Executive Officer and a director of Balfour Beatty plc.
He is a chartered accountant and over his career he has gained considerable experience in international business, particularly in the United States. Prior to joining Balfour Beatty, as Finance Director in 1996, Ian was financial comptroller of Hanson and finance director of ARC Ltd, one of its principal subsidiaries.
He is a former non-executive director of VT Group plc. He also serves as president of Construction Industry Relief, Assistance and Support for the Homeless Ltd, the construction and property industry charity for the homeless.