Ian is a Director at Plum and an established consultant in the telecoms/TMT/digital sectors, bringing over 30 years of experience gained through global consulting and industry. He has worked across the full industry lifecyle from start-ups and investor funding, through strategic planning, to hands-on engineering and programme delivery.
His consulting approach is with high impact projects that make a real difference, combining insight, pragmatism, practical experience, and hands-on delivery, yielding optimal value for clients.
Formerly with PwC TMT Strategy London, Nokia, Oracle, and Bell Labs, his experience spans both technology and commercial domains and includes: consulting sales and business development, management of the professional services firm, strategy development and business planning, policy and regulation, consultation responses, digital strategies, regulatory and commercial cost modelling, radio spectrum planning and valuation, investment planning, M&A advisory, due diligence, CTO/CIO advisory, performance and process improvement, procurement and bid development, network and IT systems transformation, and large scale technology programme management. His client base includes national and local governments, industry bodies, regulators, telcos, ISPs, enterprises, vendors, investors and law firms.
During the early part of his career, he worked in new systems and was awarded the Bell Labs President’s Prize for R&D and product development at Bell Labs NJ USA. Ian holds PhD and BSc (1st Class Hons, IET Prize) degrees in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering, plus PgD in Management and Finance, UK Chartered Engineer, Fellow IET, and VC of the techUK Communications Infrastructure Council. Ian is a Visiting Professor at The University of Surrey, a role providing commercial and industry support to the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.