Operating Partner

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Operating Partner


Ian is part of our Operational Excellence leadership team that assists clients through the development of high calibre people, optimisation of processes and, where appropriate, the enabling through the considered deployment of technologies.

He has experience in leading complex operations and transformation programmes within multiple manufacturing sectors and across all manufacturing typologies, assisting clients to tailor solutions for our clients that deliver sustainable improvements.

An Operations expert with over 40 years experience who was formally trained as an Airframe and Systems engineer. Focussed on business value he assists clients through strategy development, organisational maturity, cultural and organisational change and solution design ensuring any changes deliver the targeted business returns. His elegant, innovative solutions have provided over £2bn of improvements in industry including delivering Smart Factories and Industry 4.0 solutions.

Ian advises on

  • Operational Excellence
  • Strategy
  • Organisational Maturity Assessment
  • People Development
  • Solution Design & Development
  • Partner Selection

Ian's sector experience

  • Aerospace
  • Defence
  • Automotive
  • Refining
  • Fine Chemicals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals

Operations roles

  • Operating Partner
  • Managing Director
  • Operations Director
  • Supply Chain Executive
  • Operations Manager

Career history

  • 2014 – date gunnercooke llp
  • 2011 – 2014 ATOS UK
  • 2004 – 2011 LHAS Limited
  • 1999 – 2003 BAE SYSTEMS PLC
  • 1980 – 1999 British Aerospace