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Ian Burnley

Ian Burnley

Ian Burnley is a chartered accountant and currently works as a company director, chairman, and executive coach. 

He has spent most of his career working with ambitious businessmen and women, leading and working with teams in both large international corporations and smaller early-stage businesses.

Ian has served as an managing director and chief executive officer, with experience also gained in senior level finance, commercial and client services roles. He recently worked with early-stage, entrepreneurial businesses focused on growth and scaling up, in the leadership development, executive coaching and event management markets. 

His management experience encompasses:

  • leadership roles
  • operational management
  • strategy and planning
  • business growth
  • transition management
  • succession planning and change of ownership
  • and leading fundraising with private equity. 

Ian has led a number of business acquisitions and sales in the UK, Europe and USA. His sector experience includes:

  • telecoms
  • IT services
  • professional services
  • private equity
  • business travel
  • hotels
  • event management
  • chemicals
  • and building materials.

Ian has a masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a passion for sport and business. His executive coaching activities are supported by a Certificate and an ongoing Diploma in Coaching from the University of Cambridge.