Chair Bio

Ian Windle

Surrey, Vistage Chair

As well as being a Vistage Group Chair, Ian has worked as a consultant, facilitator and a business speaker in the areas of culture change and organisational development since 1994 in both the private and public sectors. He has facilitated workshops, spoken at conferences and led change programmes in Europe, US and Asia.

His clients come from a wide range of industries in both the private and public sectors. Ian founded LiveChange in 2006. LiveChange works with leadership teams, and middle management through to whole organisations to create alignment and engagement behind their vision, goals and strategies. Prior to LiveChange, Ian’s first career saw him travel the world with the Foreign Office where he was involved in a variety of political and consultancy assignments before he began to specialise in consultancy and HR. Ian then spent over 9 years in Celemi International where he was head of their global Learning Consulting Business and Managing Director of their UK office. He has an MBA from Henley Management College, where he specialised in strategic marketing, a Diploma in Marketing and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). 

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Types of Group run by this Chair

Successful leaders combine good business sense with inspiration, guidance and unwavering authority. Connect with up to 16 peers from a diverse range of non-competitive businesses and backgrounds in this one-of-a-kind peer advisory and executive leadership development program.

The Vistage Chief Executive Program creates a unique environment that provides each member with individual insight, coaching, strategies and leadership skills to help you make better decisions and achieve better results for your company. Harness the power of a group of fellow executives all driven to do the best for themselves and their peers.

We tailor each Vistage private advisory group to ensure that each member get the maximum benefit possible.

We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings

Taking elements from both the Key Executive and Small Business programs, these coaching groups are designed to support both leaders of smaller SME businesses as well as key executives reporting to CEOs to develop their skills, tackle obstacles, develop innovative strategies and actively move their businesses forward.

Join up to 16 successful executives from a diverse range of businesses and backgrounds and build your skills through challenging discussions, fresh perspectives on the key executive role, strategies to help your business grow, and expert guidance, learning and coaching from Vistage speakers.

We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings