Ian is the Director of People and Culture at Housing 21, overseeing all aspects of people management including reward, payroll, pensions, employee benefits, people systems and executive remuneration. Having started his career in finance before moving specifically into reward, Ian has a background in both the public and private sector having previously worked for Moy Park, Mars, Prudential, Lincolnshire County Council and the University of Lincoln.

A firm believer and champion in the importance of creating an excellent employee experience as a differentiator for change and in supporting organisational success, Ian has previously overseen teams that have been acknowledged for their achievements at awards for their innovative work including winning the 2021 and 2022 Employee Benefits Grand Prix award.

Ian is the current board member of the Education Competencies Consortium who focus on ensuring fair and equal pay through role evaluation and reward frameworks.

Ian has also been a recipient of the Pay and Benefits Career Accomplishment Award and was also the Employee Benefits Reward Professional of the Year in 2019. Ian also regularly contributes to professional publications and conferences providing insights into the future of work.