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Ian White

Every course leader brings a unique wealth of insights from within the boardroom and wider business community to the programmes they deliver; the IoD gives you exclusive access to their expertise.

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Business experience

Ian White is an experienced Chief Legal Officer and qualified company secretary for both listed and private companies. He has worked across sectors including financial services, retail and construction. Ian specialises in corporate governance and business risk for executive and non-executive directors. He is currently also a trustee and non-executive director of a medium-sized charity and also acts as a coach and mentor.

Professional credentials and training experience

As well as being a corporate and commercial lawyer, Ian is a visiting lecturer at Ashridge Business School and regularly consults with leadership teams on improving board performance. Ian is a published author and has written guides on managing business and legal risk. Ian achieved an MBA from Ashridge and is a qualified coach, completing the Professional Coaching Skills Certificate which is accredited by the International Coaching Federation.