Ian’s career has taken him from nuclear submarine commissioning to internal regulation of nuclear plant operations and senior management in nuclear decommissioning, including internal consulting in organisational development and organisational learning. As his duties relied increasingly on coaching and mentoring skills, so his interest in developing people increased. Ian has been offering management support services and coaching to the nuclear and other industries independently since 2009 and he is co-author, with Dr S Brett Savage, of The Manager’s Quest, Managing to Make a Difference.
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Ian’s industry experience
Ian trained as a marine engineer and subsequently worked on commissioning nuclear submarines. He became project engineer/manager at BNFL Sellafield, with responsibility for decommissioning a mixed uranium and plutonium fuel plant. He then joined Magnox Electric/Magnox Ltd, working in contract management and internal regulation, later becoming head of organisational learning and moving into senior EHS management. Ian’s roles entailed training, providing internal management coaching, organisational development consultancy and, as part of senior management, running an environment, health, safety and quality department.
Ian’s management training approach
Ian’s approach is empathic, frank, supportive and pragmatic, with the aim of getting results.