Ian is currently Chief Digital Officer for global asset manager Fidelity International reporting to the Group Chief Technology Officer. Ian is also Non-Executive Director at Brighton based Digital consultancy ‘The Unit’.

Ian’s role at Fidelity International involves setting the digital & Innovation strategy, direction and overall agenda across over 30 countries from the UK to Japan and most places in between and for ensuring this ambitious agenda is delivered through a combination of his own team, matrix teams and external suppliers to help keep Fidelity International at the leading edge of its sector when it comes to digital experience design, innovation (AI, Blockchain, Chat bot, Machin learning etc.) and digital solutions.

As part of his Non-Executive duties at The Unit, Ian supports shaping the strategic direction of the business, Product and business development.

Outside of work Ian is a family man, happily married to Corinne for nearly 25 years with two children Gemma and Matthew aged 21 and 19 respectively, with a love of reading books on how the world is being transformed through technology and connectivity, all things computerised, his dog and international travel, whether on business or pleasure.

Experience

  • The Unit - Customer Experience Design, Innovation and Digital transformation

    Non-Executive Director

    March 2017 - Present

  • Fidelity International

    Head of Digital and member of the UK Executive Committee

    April 2015 - Present

  • RSA Insurance Group

    Group Chief Digital Officer

    November 2014 - April 2015

  • RSA Insurance Group

    Group Digital & Multichannel director

    March 2014 - November 2014

  • RSA Insurance Group

    Group Digital Director

    October 2011 - March 2014

  • More Th>n Insurance

    Head of E business

    August 2009 - October 2011

  • Swiftcover.com Insurance

    Head of E commerce

    January 2007 - July 2009

  • RBS Insurance

    Senior E commerce manager

    January 2005 - January 2007

  • Direct Line Insurance

    Website manager

    September 2003 - December 2004

  • Direct Line Insurance

    E commerce sales manager

    March 2001 - September 2003

  • Direct Line Insurance

    Home underwriting manager

    June 1998 - March 2001

Brands I've worked with

I've been lucky enough to work for some of the UK's biggest and most recognised brands either directly or as partners to the companies I have worked directly for.

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Awards

  • UK RSA Platinum Award

    RSA Insurance

    May 2011

    Awarded to the high achievers in the UK business 0.5% of UK employees for personal performance and contribution to the business in 2010.

  • Group RSA Platinum Award

    RSA Insurance Group

    February 2013

    Awarded 1 of 12 platinum awards given for personal contribution to the business to RSA’s Top 100 senior leaders.