Ian provides critical advice in stressed and distressed situations for a range of clients and stakeholders. He has over 19 years of experience in advising companies, lenders, and investors in a number of different engagements, including implementing complex, cross-border financial restructurings, producing independent business reviews, creating contingency plans, performing options analyses, and undertaking formal insolvency assignments. Ian also undertook a secondment to the structuring and syndication team at a major UK asset-backed lender.

Ian has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in management sciences from Loughborough University, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a licensed insolvency practitioner.

Ian is recognised in INSOL International’s 2022 Young Practitioner Spotlight and the Global Restructuring Review 2022 as a “rising star” in the global restructuring and insolvency market.

I’m very proud of AlixPartners' major contribution to the successful outcome of the Abraaj Healthcare Fund which preserved 10,000 jobs and avoided disruption to 2M+ patients in India, Pakistan, Kenya and Nigeria. In recognition of our work AlixPartners was awarded the Restructuring Community Impact Award by M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor (14th Annual Turnaround Awards)

Key engagements:

  • Administrator of Farfetch Holdings Plc, the luxury online fashion marketplace retailer. Pre-pack administration.
  • Administrator of Cineworld Group Plc, the former LSE listed parent company of the worlds second largest cinema chain. Pre-packaged administration to implement a wider restructuring alongside a US Chapter 11 filing.
  • Advised the board of Ideal Standard, the multinational bathroom and sanitary ware group, on its US$900 million financial restructuring.  
  • Planned for and implemented the pre-packaged administration of a major UK law firm and negotiated the sale of various residual assets whilst also managing the relationship with seven counter-parties to a TSA.
  • Led the contingency planning for the board of a Singapore listed commodity trading conglomerate with $3.6bn of outstanding financial obligations.
  • Advised on the US$4billion restructuring of Ocean Rig, an offshore drilling contractor. This role involved US and Cayman insolvency procedures.
  • Assisted the Joint Special Managers of various entities in the Thomas Cook Group, a global £10B turnover travel and leisure Group, acting on behalf of the Official Receiver. 
  • Led the provisional liquidation of SeaMex Limited, a Seadrill JV that owned and operated five jack-up drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico. Successfully negotiated the sale of the business and assets of the group.
  • Led the provisional liquidation of the Markel CATCO reinsurance group and supervised the financial restructuring via a Bermudian Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Advised the Malaysia Airlines group on its global restructuring, including the first use of a UK scheme to reduce liabilities under aircraft leases.