Ian is an Independent Non-executive Director at Tencent, a Chinese investment holding company whose subsidiaries provide mass media, entertainment, Internet and mobile phone value-added services, and operate online advertising services in China and globally. Ian is an iNED on the board of the Panther Media Group (OSN) which provides direct-broadcast satellite, IPTV and OTT television services to customers in the MENA region. He is an advisor on the Board of Planet N Group, which is an emerging markets focused high-tech and social impact investment firm (London and Karachi based) dedicated to development through digitization across Egypt, Pakistan the UAE and the UK.
Prior to his current roles, Ian was Chief Executive Officer of UK Broadband and PCCW Mobile in Hong Kong, which he followed by being the Managing Director of the International Projects business for PCCW. He was also Chief Executive Officer of SmarTone and has held senior positions at Cable & Wireless and Hong Kong Telecom.
He is a fellow member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a Board Mentor at Criticaleye, the peer to peer Board Community.