What is your relationship to Barking & Dagenham?
A convert – I’m completely bought in to the concept of making sure no-one is left behind by all the amazing developments.
What have been the challenges and triumphs of your role?
What are your ambitions for the borough?
Further building the self-belief and confidence of the residents – this is a great place and more people should know about it.
What role does the community have in realising that ambition?
The most important role. Every borough has a character and B&D is all about participation by everyone.
Ian is the Chief Executive of East London Business Alliance (ELBA). In addition to being a driven, positive and committed Chair, Ian also brings a vast network of corporates to support residents and organisations in the borough.