Ian has considerable experience as a charity trustee, social housing NED, FE college governor and local councillor. Served as Lord Mayor of Westminster in 2017-18. Employed as a director of government arm’s length bodies, specialising in strategic communications, following an earlier career with the BBC. Also an internationally recognised LGBT+ role model and regular public speaker on diversity and inclusion. Recently appointed to the board of Unite Foundation, supporting family-estranged students into university. Registered mentor with NHS Leadership Academy, Civil Service LGBT+ Mentoring Scheme and Government Communication Service (GCS).