Ian is a director with Plum, with over 20 years of experience in tier one business-technology consulting and global telecommunications industry.
Formerly with PwC Strategy Consulting (TMT) London, and Coopers & Lybrand MCS (Telecoms) London, also with extensive industry and international experience in senior management roles in telecoms, he has advised corporate and professional investment focused clients across numerous areas including: M&A and transactions support, auction management, commercial-operational-technical due diligence, business and technology strategy development and alignment, strategic sourcing and vendor management, cost management, financial and operational modelling, benchmarking, portfolio management, business performance improvement, organisational restructuring, programme assurance, and expert witness. He has also advised non-telco sector clients in the development of digital enterprise solutions.
He is particularly experienced in strategic analysis across the business-technology intersect, and his core interest is in business innovation and restructuring of the telecommunications industry to meet market, performance and investment goals.
During the early part of his career, he worked in 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) degrees in Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management. He is a UK Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the UK based IET.