Working with government, investors, and innovators to shape the UK’s Net-zero transition, driving innovation, productivity, investment, jobs, growth, and exports.
He works across government on the Net Zero innovation programme board supporting the Net Zero Innovation Board. Accountabilities include delivering a range of Net zero programmes including OFGEM’s Strategic Innovation Fund and the Energy Catalyst programme, bringing energy access to Africa, SE Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
Other roles at Innovate UK have included running the Low Impact Buildings programme, Head of Agriculture and Food, and interim Operations Director while a new COO was recruited. Ian has an MSc in Renewable Energy, in addition to BSc Information Systems Design.
Previous roles include:
- Principal Consultant at Inbuilt, a low carbon, sustainability consultancy.
- Commercial Manager at Building Research Establishment (BRE), creating environmental building standards.
- Operations Director at Freeform Arts Trust, a third sector urban regeneration organisation.
- Vice President at Morgan Stanley, financial services, delivering IT solutions.