Ian is an experienced rural and agricultural economist with a broad range and depth of experience across the rural landscape. A farmer turned economic consultant helping rural businesses to realise the highest and best use of their asset. Commercially aware, able to challenge current practice and responsive to change. A respected problem solver who is highly motivated to ensure rural businesses remain viable through adaption to the ever changing economic, environmental and social change.
Key strengths are creating value and maximising return, developing and executing strategy, attention to detail, team leader, clear dissemination of information and insight. An in-depth practical and economic knowledge of farm businesses.
Wide experience of UK and global agriculture with includes 20 years with the Savills research team offering a wide range of original research and bespoke solutions to clients across all rural disciplines from rural property management and asset performance to rural policy evaluation and agribusiness strategy.
He is a member of the Institute of Agricultural Management and the Agricultural Economics Society.