Ian Deninson

Ian passionately believes that the answers to most business challenges are usually ‘in the room’…provided you get the right people in the room with you, they are motivated and focused around a common purpose and you create the right environment, where they feel they can freely give their highest level of energy and input.

He is at his most fulfilled when he is helping leaders to create engaging, purposeful and high performing workplaces.

Ian is a successful executive with over 35 years’ experience in both large global businesses and SMEs, in the UK and internationally. He has worked across a range of diverse customer driven environments, including experience in branded consumer goods, manufacturing, packaging, printing, logistics, consulting and infrastructure services businesses.

Ian has successfully supported and managed complex / large scale business transformations, turnarounds, mergers and culture change programmes, with significant direct experience in leading interventions to rethink and improve business performance.

From first-hand experience, he has seen how top jobs can feel highly pressured, lonely, and isolated unless you have the support network of peers, who know how it feels and are looking out for you, as well as pushing your thinking. He believes in the value and power of creating stretching and safe environments – where leaders can successfully grow, be themselves and thrive together; enabling them to make better decisions and ultimately create better and more fulfilling places to work – for both themselves and their teams. It is this belief, that has led Ian to become a Vistage Chair; working closely with other local business leaders in the Thames Valley from a diverse range of sectors and backgrounds to create the “magic” of a peer advisory board.

Alongside his role as a Vistage Chair, Ian runs his own consulting business and is an established Non-Executive Director having been involved in supporting both start up and long-standing businesses. He is currently Chair of Investors in People – whose mission is to ‘Make Work Better’ by helping a community of like-minded organisations be inspired by each other and benchmark themselves against a proven framework of best practice, to develop their own personal roadmap for improvement and success.

Please contact Ian if you would like to learn more about Vistage and how it can help you realise your potential as a business leader.