Ian joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 19th December 2014.
He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1981 with a degree in Land Economy.
Ian was in the banking industry for over 32 years having previously worked for Bank of America, UBS, NatWest and Bankers Trust/Deutsche, always focusing on the real estate industry. Ian joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1999 to establish the Real Estate Group, and became Managing Director and Chairman of the European Real Estate Investment Banking Group before retiring in 2012.
Ian is Chairman of the Prince’s Regeneration Trust, a Crown Estate Commissioner, a member of Redevco’s Advisory Board and the Senior Independent Director for Secure Income REIT. He was appointed as a Senior Consultant to Eastdil Secured and Wells Fargo Securities in 2013. He is past President of the British Property Federation, and past Chairman of the Investment Property Forum, and was Chairman of the Bank of England Commercial Property Forum for 10 years.
He is a member of the University of Cambridge Department of Land Economy Advisory Group, an Eminent Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a member of the Chartered Surveyors Livery Company.