Ian is managing director of White Rose Capital Limited, a consultancy business specialising in restructuring and the sourcing of investment capital. After completing his MBA, he qualified as a chartered accountant over 25 years ago. He is currently a director of two reinsurance companies and two other consulting businesses. Previously he worked at CarVal (an investment firm), Enstar (an acquisition company) and spent 17 years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in a number of roles in Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

He is also a non-executive Director and Treasurer of two charities - Connection at St Martin's-In-The-Fields and Homeless Link. He is also a Trustee of McMaster University Trust.

Ian was co-opted onto the Trustee Board of Independent Age in October 2010 and is currently a member of the Finance and Resources and Pensions Committees, the Investment Subgroup and Property Working group.