Ian took control of a difficult situation quickly for us. He quickly gained the trust and respect of the rest of the team and took the decisions which others had avoided. He kept us fully informed and set the business on a good strategic course before we sold it.


Appointed Interim CEO Europe following the acquisition of the business out of administration by a private equity group. Inherited a business with declining sales due to administration, poor Q & D performance and eroded distribution channel confidence.

Actions and results

  • Spearheaded with management development of a strategy to grow sales, based on revitalising main plant through lean agenda
  • Lifted output 25% and reduced Q incidents by 80%
  • Achieved business turnaround enabling private equity client to exit