Esher, , United Kingdom
|| April 18, 1945
Dec 02, 2019 06:41pm
|Info||Ian was born in 1945. He was educated at Whitley Abbey School in Coventry, Keele University (BA Hons in Economics, Politics & Modern History) and the London School of Economics (Research Scholar). |
Ian is married to Carole and they have two sons, Arthur and Ralph.
In 1969, Ian joined Hill Samuel & Co (Merchant Bankers) moving on to Stirling & Co (stockbrokers) in 1971 where he created and managed the European Department. From 1975-78, he was a corporate finance advisor in Paris. On his return to London, he merged his business with Mathercourt Securities Limited (FIMBRA), providing corporate finance and management advice to developing companies in the UK and USA. After 1987, until becoming a Minister in 1994, Ian was an advisor to Commercial Union Plc., and Barclays de Zoete Wedd Investment Management.
Since the 1997 General Election, Ian has been involved in providing development capital and management assistance to smaller UK technology companies. He has recently become Managing Director of Corporate Venturing at Interregnum Plc, a merchant bank serving technology companies. His portfolio of business interests includes directorships of OneMonday Group Plc. and its main subsidiary Text 100 Limited (Chairman), Screen Plc (Deputy Chairman), Radioscape Limited (Chairman) and Speed-Trap Limited.
Ian's hobbies and interests include the opera, shooting and cigars.