This included more than 15 years focused on the education and not for profit sector (with the last 10 focused exclusively on the academy and independent school sectors). This has given him a unique insight into the academy sector. He built the education team and proposition for academies at a major bank in 2010 and led the team to grow market share from 12% of academies in 2010 to more than 70% by the end of 2018. His expertise can significantly improve financial efficiencies, returns, and risk management in multi-academy trusts. Ian has held voluntary posts as both a school governor and a trustee at an education governance charity.