Ian is a Director at Plum, with over twenty years of international experience in strategy and technology consulting in the telecoms and digital sectors.
Formerly with PwC Strategy Consulting (TMT) London, Coopers & Lybrand MCS (Telecoms) London, and with extensive industry experience, he has advised telcos, vendors, governments, and investment focused clients across numerous areas including: M&A and transactions support, spectrum management, regulatory policy and cost analyses, commercial, operational and technical due diligence, business and technology strategy development and alignment, strategic sourcing and vendor management, investment appraisal, cost management, financial and operational modelling and benchmarking, portfolio management, business performance improvement, organisational restructuring, programme assurance, and expert witness.
Ian also brings ‘hands-on’ and practical experience of infrastructure delivery, gained via CTO, NGN Programme Director, and IT / Digital Transformation Director roles.
His core interests are in strategic analysis across the business – technology intersect, and innovation / restructuring of the telecommunications industry to meet market, performance and investment goals.
During the early part of his career, he worked in defence systems and digital mobile radio and was awarded the Bell Labs President’s Prize for innovation at Bell Labs NJ USA in CDMA mobile radio access development. Ian holds PhD and BSc (1st Class Hons, with IET Graduation Prize) degrees in Engineering and a PgD in Management & Finance. He is a UK Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the UK-based IET, and a Member of the Audio Engineering Society.