Ian is a highly experienced commercial HR Director, who has a track record of influence at both organisational and c-suite level. He is a qualified accountant (FCMA) and Chartered HR professional (FCIPD) and has extensive HR experience with national and multi-national organisations. Ian is currently managing director of The Cambridge Code for Moloney Search, an executive recruitment specialist. He was previously Group HR Director at investment company River & Mercantile Group, where he was responsible for the development of employee engagement and upskilling the business to match its growth. His career also includes organisations such as Network Rail, SKANSKA and Volkswagen Group UK.
Ian joins Optima-life in a non-executive director role.
Ian Iceton said: “I am delighted to take up this position with Optima-life. I have known Simon and the team at Optima-life for a number of years, and have used their products and services personally to great effect. I am really pleased to be joining them now as I believe the time is right for many organisations to support their employees in these challenging times by utilising Optima-life’s offering.”
Simon Shepard, CEO of Optima-life, said: “In addition to Ian’s experience working across a range of sectors for large national employers, I am looking forward to the energy and vision he will undoubtedly bring to Optima-life. With the challenges of COVID-19, organisations are having to adapt at a phenomenal rate and Ian’s skills, that transcend both people and finances, will be highly valuable to both our clients and Optima-life.”
Established in 2007, Optima-life is a training company which combines expert knowledge and data, to deliver greater balance to individuals, energy to teams and resilience to organisations. Clients include both public and private sector organisations. For more information on Optima-life visit