Dr Ian Dodds

Dr Ian Dodds

Ian is the CEO of Ian Dodds Consulting and is the winner of the 2017 Lotus Award for Lifetime Achievement in Pioneering Inclusive Cultures. He specialises in: leadership, organisation and people development; equality, diversity and inclusion; engagement; behavioural change. He is a highly successful deliverer of Inclusive Leadership. Inclusive Leadership is a key driver of inclusion and high performance, great customer service, employee engagement, innovation, gender and race equality and the successful delivery of complex change.  Furthermore, he is a regular speaker at international conferences on Inclusive Leadership and other aspects of Diversity and Inclusion.

Before becoming a consultant, Ian was Group Head of Organisation and People Development for ICI, then the largest chemicals company in the world, and a member of its Fine Chemicals Manufacturing Board. His clients have included Allen & Overy, Allianz, Capital Finance Group, Cisco Systems, Coca Cola Enterprises, DLA Piper, DSG International, Fluor, Goldman Sachs, Herbert Smith, JPMorgan Chase, K&LNG, Linklaters, NHS, Pitney Bowes, Philips, Proctor & Gamble, Sainsbury’s, Sodexo, Taylor Wimpey, The Economist Group, Wates Group, Wolseley PLC, Central Government Departments and Local Authorities. Ian is: both a life coach and an executive coach; a qualified counsellor; an elected, faculty member of the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioural Science; listed in Who’s Who as a Business Leader of the Millennium. He is a member of the Thought and Action Steering Group of the Engage for Success Movement. Ian holds an MA (Oxon), PhD, Cert Ed (with distinction) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


  1. Sarah Wordlaw

    Amazing to see someone who has given their life committed to inclusion and diversity. A true inspiration and pioneer, breaking ground for new leaders to follow in your footsteps.

  2. Damian McAlonan

    In the short time I’ve known Ian he’s been generous with both his time and knowledge. His past achievements and accolades always leave me with a profound impression on how so much (yet not enough) has changed in the world of inclusion and diversity. So pleased he continues his work to this day but disappointed I’m unable to convince him to write a book – I hope someone else has more luck as it would have pride of place on my bookshelf. A very worthy winner.

  3. Cathy Brown

    Here at Engage for Success we were delighted to see Ian’s many contributions to our field recognised & celebrated with this award.


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