Ian is an independent adviser in strategy, innovation and partnerships. He has extensive experience in international development holding senior leadership roles in the areas of strategy, policy, health and disaster relief. For the past few years, Ian has been consulting both in the private sector and with non-governmental organizations. He cares about creating more collaborative humanitarian responses to disasters.
Ian Gray has worked in the field of health and international development since the late 1990s, covering areas from grassroots public health to managing teams involved in global public health policy. He has led strategy processes and carried out advisory work for large private sector clients such as Pfizer and Siemens as well as the Red Cross and World Vision International in the NGO sector.
In the area of innovation, Ian is a speaker and adviser for donor organizations such as the UK Government’s Department for International Development and for a number of innovative technology start-ups. He has broad experience in initiating and facilitating partnerships. Ian plays crucial roles in setting up consortia – such as the Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies – and cross-sector partnerships such as one developed between the Asian Football Confederation, GAIN, Accenture, DSM and NGOs in Asia.
Ian holds three master’s degrees: an M.A. (Hons) from Glasgow University, an M.S.c. (Econ) from the Centre for Development Studies, University of Wales and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He has carried out work in over 20 countries and has lived in Africa, Australia and Europe. Ian is currently based in the UK.