Ian MacEachern OBE CMgr FCMI

Ian is currently Chairman and a director of Aberystwyth Ltd, which operates a branch campus of Aberystwyth University in Mauritius. He is also an independent Council Member and Trustee of Aberystwyth University; and, a non executive member of the Advisory Board to the Awards Recognition Bureau. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 1994.

Following undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in mathematics and numerical analysis at the University of Wales Aberystwyth and Dundee University respectively, Ian worked at Scottish Widows Fund & Life Assurance Society in Edinburgh and Dingwall Academy in the Highlands of Scotland prior to being awarded a commission in the Royal Air Force in 1978. His RAF career embraced a broad spectrum of director-level roles including human resources, finance, information systems and management of major transformational change programmes. Following a successful military career of nearly 30 years, Ian spent four years as a senior civil servant at HM Land Registry where he worked closely with board members to shape the organisation’s strategic direction and transform it to a smaller, leaner and more sustainable business.

A Council Member of the former Institute of Management from 1996-2002, Ian was a First Officer and Board Member of CMI when its Royal Charter came into effect on 1 April 2002. More recently, he served as a CMI Board Member and Trustee from 2008 to 2014