Ian has over 30 years experience in senior executive roles in the social housing/impact space. His interest has been around collaborative innovation, in particular through experiential learning of going into high performing, disruptive businesses to see what makes them what they are. Ian created the Disruptive Innovators Network – a boutique network for social housing CIOs. He builds communities of interest and connects them with leaders and organisations to make a difference to the societies they work with. He has led programmes into the likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft, John Lewis, Metrobank, Amazon Web Services, The Eden Project, The Community Shop, Brompton Bicycles, AO.com.
Previously, Ian was Assistant Director at HouseMark is one of the UK housing sector’s largest membership organisations. In this role he worked with L Marks to lead on the creation on the housing industry’s first crowd-funded startup accelerator, HouseMark Evolve.