Ian was Minister of State for Trade and Investment from 2013-2015. He was previously Chief Executive Officer at BT Group plc from 2008 to 2013 and prior to that he was Chief Executive Officer, BT Retail and Group Chief Financial Officer of BT. He had also previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Dixons Group plc between 1996 and 2002, having served in a number of roles over more than a decade in the company. He is Chairman of Man Group plc, Deputy Chairman of Dixons Carphone plc, a non-executive director of Celtic plc and Belmond Ltd, a member of the House of Lords and a Trustee on the board of Jewish Care.