From a farming background and with limited qualifications Ivan has demonstrated what can be achieved with a clear focus and determination.
He started his career selling AA membership in shopping malls and wound up as CEO of a £300m Plc by the age of 45. His story is one of over-coming adversity in pursuit of achievement and inspiring teams through good and bad times. He has led large (400 people) and small (40 people) businesses through scale up and turnaround in equal measure. His career is littered with successes and failures that he uses in good measure to guide and encourage other leaders.
He believes that everyone needs an exit strategy, whether that is career progression, retirement or selling the business. Through his experience in businesses both large and small, combined with his knowledge of how business leaders can learn faster in order to achieve and surpass their ambitions he has developed a unique programme to help senior executives achieve their ultimate exit strategy.
Ivan became a Vistage chair in 2018 and runs a vibrant group in the North West of England. He challenges limiting beliefs and encourages his members to achieve their goals. But most of all he encourages contentment and happiness.
Ivan has been married for more than twenty-five years and has 3 grown up children who have been blessed with the education he didn’t have! He keeps fit by cycling and is a keen skier.
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