Ian Parker


ian parkerIan is a commercially orientated Transformation Leader who has led nine SME engineering/industrial product businesses as Chief Executive or Managing Director under corporate, family, MBO and private equity ownership.

These range in size and scale from £5m to £80m; 100 to 500 employees; single site to multisite (UK, Europe, USA); and served a variety of b2b industries in international environments.

Each business faced challenges as it pushed for growth and needed some strategic realignment to deliver positive outcomes for the Owners.

Ian brings a collaborative approach to successful business leadership, guiding management teams and engaging with key business stakeholders, customers & 3rd parties at all levels to deliver sustainable business outcomes.  

He has first-hand knowledge of being under the spotlight when things don’t go to plan and the particular challenges such events can bring to owners, customers, management and employees.

Ian has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and an Honours BSc (Biochemistry) from the University of St Andrews.

Ian is a Fellow of The Institute for Turnaround (the ift)  and serves as Chairman of the IFT Midlands Region and the IFT Manufacturing and Supply Chain Special Interest Group (SIG). He is also an Affiliate Member of the EEF


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