Ian was appointed Chief Financial Officer and a director in 2011. On 1 September 2014, Ian was appointed as a non-executive director of St Modwen Properties PLC. From 2006 to 2011, he was Group Finance Director of Greene King plc. Between 1997 and 2005, he held a number of senior positions with BT Group, including CEO, BT Retail Enterprises and CFO, BT Retail. Prior to this he was Vice President, Finance, Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Walt Disney Group) from 1993 to 1997 and with Whitbread plc from 1990 to 1993.