President & CEO
Ian has over 40 years of experience in non-executive and executive director roles including CEO, in public and private companies, with a depth of experience that spans corporate administration, corporate governance, revenue growth, and taking companies public in a variety of sectors including the oil and gas and property sectors. He has mining and minerals experience gained over several years, specifically in the area of copper exploration in south/central Africa.
In 2013, Ian established and headed Meridian Partners to provide corporate finance consultancy services to start up and development stage companies. Earlier, he established Heritage Cie S.A. to provide fiscally efficient corporate management and corporate administrative services to clients.
In 1999, Ian became a director and major shareholder of Garnham & Co, a boutique corporate finance consultancy specializing in corporate structuring and small cap listings. Over the next decade, Ian worked with multiple corporations as finance director, guiding them through the initial period after listing, ensuring their compliance with the appropriate regulatory requirements, and helping them grow revenues to meaningful levels.
Ian started his career with the property development firm Crest Nicholson Plc, where his role included installing and strengthening management systems and internal controls, as well as providing finance and commercial direction for the firm’s group of subsidiary companies.
He was subsequently appointed CEO of one of Crest Nicholson’s subsidiaries, Camper and Nicholson International, a position which he held for four years.
Ian is a qualified accountant, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.