Ian Parker

I am a commercially orientated Chairman, Chief Executive and Transformation Leader who works with businesses under corporate, family and private equity ownership. My forte is industrial/engineering, manufacturing and related services SME businesses that are based in the UK and have an international dimension.

I bring a collaborative approach to successful business leadership, guiding management teams and engaging with key business stakeholders, customers and third parties at all levels to deliver sustainable business outcomes.

I have 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, funders, management and employees.

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

I am a Fellow of The Institute for Turnaround (The IFT) and have served as Chairman of the IFT Midlands Region and the IFT Manufacturing and Supply Chain Special Interest Group (SIG). I am also a Member of Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation.

I have been married for over 30 years and have three sons.

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Get in touch +44 (0) 121 663 0984 / ian.parker@verve4growth.co.uk