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.