Senior Vice President
Ian is well known among Senn Delaney clients for enabling CEOs to lead with vision and clear purpose. His work supports leaders to inspire their organizations to achieve strategic goals with vitality and engagement. Ian has substantial experience of working closely with executives to connect the leadership vision with the collective mindset of an organisation. This creates and shapes a Thriving organisational culture. For the past 15 years, he has been working closely with CEOs, senior executives and their teams across a broad range of industry sectors in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. He has worked in more than 30 countries in the last five years, helping clients to shape consistent cultures at both the global and local level.Watch video of Ian discussing his work with global clients and his living his purpose
Ian brings to this work an eclectic mix of business experience, an adventurer's spirit, a coaching and learning mindset and a fascination with the scale and complexity of multinational companies.
He has developed a number of successful culture-shaping processes that have improved the spirit and performance of several client organisations. Ian's clients include Rolls Royce, Belgacom, GlaxoSmithKline, T-Mobile, Shell, the Saudi Telecom Company, Anglo American and Huchinson Wampoa. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and in-house events.
Prior to joining Senn Delaney, Ian had more than 20 years of diverse business experience and adventures. He lived in the Mont Blanc region of the French Alps in the mid 80's, leading groups to climb and ski. He was the performance coach to a round-the-world yacht crew. Ian taught at Templeton College, Oxford from 1990 - 1995 and lectured at IMD in Lausanne.
He has been at the forefront of the development of experiential learning techniques for senior leaders and executives over the last 30 years. In 1990, he founded his own UK consulting practice, devising and leading large-scale leadership and culture-shaping assignments for clients such as Honeywell Bull, Rover Group, The Civil Aviation Authority, Associated British Foods and Zurich Financial Services. This varied experience provided him the grounding and diversity that has given rise to a deep understanding of the complexities and subtleties of shifting the mindset of large organisations.
Ian is currently 52 years old and is a graduate of Liverpool John Moores University. He lives with his wife and three children in Cheltenham, UK. He enjoys sailing and skiing with his family and has a life-long love of the outdoors. He has recently been on mountaineering trips to the Antarctic and the Himalayas.