As a former Chairman and Partner of Alliotts, Ian is a corporate finance specialist and experienced business advisor as well as the head of Alliotts Media which acts for film, television, theatre, music and studio clients.

Together with Alliotts’ Head of Tax, David Gibbs, Ian is actively involved in numerous UK productions and advises on financing, tax structure and UK tax credits and video games tax relief.

During his eight years as Chairman of Alliotts, Ian’s business acumen was invaluable in helping to define, drive and deliver Alliotts’ strategic goals.  With over 45 years’ experience in accountancy, he has been the lead advisor in over 250 corporate finance deals and provides strategic board level advice to several companies; this expertise has been a valuable add-on for media clients who want to maximise the financial potential of their projects.





Joined Alliotts


  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) – Corporate Finance Faculty
  • Production Guild
  • BFI (Since 1967)



Spending time with his family is Ian’s favourite way to relax.

Another of his passions is running, over the last few decades he has completed 18 marathons (including, London, New York, Boston, Chicago and Washington) and over 250 races of various distances.

Outside his working life Ian is passionate about film and music. His favourite films include The Godfather, Chinatown, Vertigo and Casablanca.  Ian’s taste in music is eclectic and ranges from Bob Dylan and David Bowie to Bach and he is always open to new genres. One of his greatest musical experiences was seeing the late, great Dean Martin perform.  

In Ian's words 'nothing beats the excitement of a live performance,' and he has many a tale to tell.

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