Ian is a Director of the COBRA Initiative. He discovered his passion for business turnaround-related activities shortly after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte in 2001. The two years thereafter which he spent at CMS Group gave him a solid grounding in the world of corporate renewal and restructuring, debt recovery and insolvency, working with some of the industries’ top professionals.
Fulfilling leadership roles in various industries from investment banking to retail gave Ian invaluable experience and insight into the uniqueness and complexities of every industry; his constant thirst for strategic and analytical excellence, combined with a very strong ability to execute, allowed Ian to experience first-hand what is required to create exceptional businesses.
In 2016 Ian co-founded Engaged Business Turnaround, a business rescue and turnaround outfit with a value proposition aimed at assuring stakeholders that the business in question is given the best possible chance of success under the circumstances, that stakeholders’ exposures are managed in their best interests, and that the quality and credibility of the feedback to stakeholders allows for the most educated level of decision making.
Ian is a licensed business rescue practitioner and a member of SAICA and the Turnaround Management Association. He holds the CA (SA) qualification and the Certified Rescue Analyst qualification from the University of Pretoria.