Ian is a qualified solicitor who retired as managing partner of international law firm Wragge & Co in 2014 after eight years in post. Prior to managing the business, Ian was a corporate partner at the firm for 14 years, acting for a number of substantial public and private companies and private equity houses on a wide range of transactions. In addition, Ian is a director and chair of Commonwealth Games England. He is also a non-executive director of the global waste management group TRRG Holdings Ltd, a merger of Dutch-based Terberg Environmental and Spanish based Ros Roca Environment. A double rugby blue, Ian represents Cambridge University on the RFU Council. He is a governor of the Foundation of King Edward VI Schools in Birmingham, as well as a governor of King Edward VI School for Boys and King Edward VI High School for Girls. Ian has an MA in law from Cambridge University. His appointment as Mercia’s Senior Independent Director in January 2017 and subsequent appointment as Non-executive Chair in July 2019 recognises the continuing development and scale of the Group.