Ian Shotton

Programme Leader for International Business Management

I am a lecturer in finance, business management, leadership, change management, international financial management and risk management at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.


The Financial Markets Association ACI Diploma (First Prize with Distinction), Dip Mgmt (Open), MBA


Ian enjoyed a long career in international banking, capital markets, money markets and emerging markets foreign exchange thus his keen interest in international business and global economic and political issues. His international management role involved coordinating a multi-cultural, globally dispersed trading team living in London, New York and Singapore where he travelled extensively across Asia, Australia and India. An interest in exploiting the benefits and disruptive potential of technology and the internet led to a position in the foundation of an e-commerce team. 
As a business and management consultant, Ian spent many years assisting companies and public sector organisations achieve business strategy goals with a focus on operational efficiency. Ian has an MBA and is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute. He is secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Bren Project charity providing supportive work placements for people with learning disabilities and autism.
Teaching a range of business and finance modules, Ian enjoys supporting students to develop and achieve their potential.

As a member of the ibd Business Advice group Ian is an accredited advisor to small and medium sized enterprises looking to grow profits and achieve operational efficiency.

Member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) (member and registered mentor)

Member of Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) (member and registered mentor)

I am a trustee of the Bren Project, a registered charity based in Chester dedicated to the provision of supported work placements to people with learning disabilities.