Alumni of the University of Cape Town and London Business School, Ian majored in Economics and Business Administration. He has participated in the annual Young Presidents Program at Harvard Business School in Boston and Mumbai since 2007 and also has attended a program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
He was the recipient amongst other awards of the IMM Marketer of the year award in 1996.
Ian has been a member of the Young President’s Organisation since 1995 and has also participated in serveral Executive Committee/Governance positions including being appointed to the YPO Gold African Regional Board as Networks Chair.
Ian has been part of the restaurant scene for over 30 years and founded the Slick Restaurant Group in 1997.
He is extremely passionate and has natural eye for detail. This together with his love for what he does is one of the fundamental building blocks responsible for the group’s success.
“I enjoy applying my mind and working with people. My love for art and music has provided me with a natural intuition as well as an eye for detail which has not only separated me from others but has been instrumental in my success. I always persevere in whatever I do and am passionate about my work, but at the same time ooze with enthusiasm.”
I definitely do fill “the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run”