Ian was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2012 (and as Senior Independent Board Member on 31 January 2015) and retired on 31 December 2019. He was appointed as Board Counsellor on 1 January 2020.
- Real estate investment banking
Ian was in the banking industry for over 32 years, joining Credit Suisse First Boston in 1999 to establish the Real Estate Group, and became Managing Director and Chairman of European Real Estate Investment Banking. He is past President of the British Property Federation, past Chairman of the Investment Property Forum and for ten years chaired the Bank of England Commercial Property Forum.
Ian is a Trustee of the Prince’s Foundation, a member of Redevco’s Advisory Board, the Senior Independent Director for both Secure Income REIT and Shurgard Self Storage and a Non-Executive Director for Town Centre Securities Plc. He was appointed as a Senior Consultant to Eastdil Secured and Wells Fargo Securities in 2013 and is a Senior Advisor to Work.Life and Elysian Residences. He is also Chairman of the European Advisory Board for Wharton Business School’s Real Estate faculty and a member of the University of Cambridge Department of Land Economy Advisory Group.