Originally from St. Helens, Merseyside Ian has spent over twenty five years in the TV industry across ITV and the BBC where he established the BBC’s Production Talent Network. He has been responsible for the management of creative and editorial talent across all genres in production and commissioning on a pan UK basis. With a particular focus on developing new talent and headhunting at the executive level for a range of award winning shows, from Strictly Come Dancing to Top Gear, Little Britain to Dr. Who, Ian is now an independent talent consultant with a range of clients including Sony Television, Nutopia, Hindsight and Sugar Films. On a voluntary basis he is media advisor to On Road action group and President of the Stellar Foundation supporting the Institute of Dramatic Arts in Barcelona (IAB). Ian is also a qualified mediator.