Ian is the General Counsel and COO at the Virgin Group.

Ian has been with Virgin since 2005 having previously served as the Group Legal Director before taking on the General Counsel role in 2011 and additionally the COO role in 2013. He previously worked as a corporate lawyer for leading international law firm Slaughter and May.

Ian has responsibility for various functions within Virgin Management including Legal, People, Company Secretarial, Facilities and IT as well as for advising Virgin companies on a broad spectrum of legal issues across different business sectors and jurisdictions.

Ian also sits on the Board of various Virgin Group companies including Virgin Management, Virgin Limited Edition, Virgin Enterprises (the owner of the Virgin trademark) and Virgin Atlantic.

Ian holds an LLB from Sheffield University.