chief executive officer,
Ian Dodds Consulting Ltd
Ian is an international consultant specialising in organisational transformation, diversity and inclusion and people development, including:
- leadership development, working with individual leaders and management teams,
- equality, diversity and inclusion,
- behavioural change and engagement,
- interactive effectiveness.
Ian is a highly successful deliverer of Inclusive Leadership, and is the winner of the 2017 Lotus Award for Lifetime Achievement in Pioneering Inclusive Cultures. Inclusive Leadership is a key driver of high performance organisations, great customer service, employee engagement, innovation, gender and race equality and the successful delivery of complex change.
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 consulting clients have included Allen & Overy, Allianz, BOC, BP, Capital Finance Group, Cisco Systems, Coca Cola Enterprises, DLA Piper, DSG International, Esso, Fluor, Goldman Sachs, Herbert Smith, JPMorgan Chase, K&LNG, Linklaters, NHS, Pitney Bowes, Philips, Proctor & Gamble, Sainsbury’s, Shell, 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. He is a member of the Thought and Action Steering Group of the Engage for Success Movement and was listed in Who’s Who as a Business Leader of the Millennium. He is a regular speaker at international conferences on Inclusive Leadership and other aspects of Diversity and Inclusion.
Ian holds an MA (Oxon), PhD, Cert Ed (with distinction) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.