Ian is the Managing Director of the Education Banking Consultancy. His previous 30 years in the banking industry, with over 15 years focused on the education and not for profit sector (with the last 10 years focused exclusively on the Academy and Independent School sectors), has given Ian a unique insight into the Academy sector. He built the Education team and proposition for Academies at a major bank in 2010 and lead the team to grow market share from 12% of academies in 2010 to over 70% by the end of 2018. His expertise can significantly improve financial efficiencies, returns and risk management in Multi Academy Trust’s. Ian is married and his children attend schools that are exploring becoming an academy. He has held voluntary posts as both a school governor and a trustee at an Education Governance charity.