Ian Adams

Ian Adams

Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement


Ian Adams is our Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement. He was appointed to a newly created role in March 2016. Ian has a professional track-record in public service management and strategic leadership nationally in the NHS, BBC and government arm’s length bodies (education, health, welfare), plus substantial local government experience as a Councillor, including as Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing, and past Lord Mayor of Westminster.

An expert in strategic communications and engagement, who operates in complex stakeholder environments which are subject to high levels of public scrutiny, Ian is adept at implementing sensitive and challenging strategy and policy initiatives, and cross-system working.

He holds an MBA (Distinction) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and a Leadership Fellow at St George’s House Windsor. He is also an experienced charity trustee, non-executive director and college governor, plus an engaging public speaker and social mobility advocate; he was nominated as an OUTstanding LGBT+ Public Sector Executive in 2018.

Registered interests

Main occupation/employment: Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement at NHS Resolution

Directorships, partnerships or registrable shareholdings: Director of Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion; Director of Single Homeless Project; Director of London Handel Society Limited; Director of Age UK Westminster; Trustee of Unite Foundation; Trustee of Orion Symphony Orchestra; Trustee of Musical Boroughs Trust; Shareholder of Abrdn; Shareholder of GSK PLC; Shareholder of Haleon PLC; Shareholder of Smiths News PLC

Membership of governing bodies or other public bodies: None

Interests of close family members: None

Interests from previous recent employment: None

Party political activity: Member of Conservative Party

Other interests notified: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM); Leadership Fellow at St George’s House Windsor; Fellow of Royal Society of Arts; Registered Speaker of Speakers for Schools; President of Royal Society of St George Westminster Branch

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