Ian first joined DMG in 1999 when his company was acquired. His life in events and publishing began 35 years ago at IPC Business Media and since then he has occupied senior positions in companies including Reed, Quartz Business Media and Focus Events.
He has worked on multiple portfolios including IT, Commodities and Coatings and has particularly focused on emerging markets. During his career he has launched more than 35 events in different industries and countries, including Dubai, Mexico, Egypt, Indonesia, Argentina, China and Vietnam.
Ian first managed the coatings portfolio in 1989 and has overseen its expansion into a significant global business.