"Ian is a strong fundraising professional who shows great commitment to his work.
He has the skills and ability to fully analyse and understand fundraising challenges and opportunities; using detail with a clear strategic focus to suggest and drive through changes and improvements. His comfort with detail and processes, but a clear focus on big picture deliverables, means he is able to work in a collaborative manner with credibility."
Rohan Putter, Director of Fundraising, Bloodwise
"Ian's strength is his ability to come into a situation and quickly and calmly identify where improvements can be made.
He brings an analytical and evidence based approach, but manages to achieve the balance of engaging and taking others with him. He's a strong communicator at all levels, and brings his broad fundraising and management experience into a range of situations to ensure that results are delivered, along with a clear return on investment."
Mark Wilson, Deputy Director of Supporter Experience, Action Aid
"Ian was my fundraising mentor and was extremely committed and knowledgeable.
He helped me through a variety of challenges and gave me fantastic insight into fundraising. He came up with ideas and helped me to implement those ideas at the charity I currently work for. Ian's passion for fundraising and personable nature meant that we always had productive sessions."
Matther Harper, Fundraiser, Reachout
"The approach with which Ian structured our Community Fundraising Audit was perfect.
He helped us to clarify and affirm the gaps and the opportunities within our current structure of fundraising. The interactive workshop, involving a cross section of our fundraisers, supporters and volunteers produced positive results."
Bernie Jones, CEO, Against Breast Cancer
"Ian is without a doubt one of the best fundraisers I have worked with in the sector.
He is tenacious and brings energy to every project he works on. His thirst for innovation brings a fresh approach to fundraising whilst he is able to think strategically, look at the bigger picture and focus on the bottom line. A good manager of people, he is a true joy to work with!"
Vanessa Rinaldi, Marketing Manager, Oxfam
"I had the pleasure of working with Ian when I was a volunteer at Oxfam.
Ian has become a mentor and his advice and support have been instrumental in my moving from a volunteer to a professional fundraiser. I have always found him to be approachable, readily available to share his experience and acumen, and, as important, he is a genuinely nice person to work with.
Rebecca Wilson, New Business, Clic Sargent