Ian Golding has been Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer and Data Privacy Officer leading global commercial technology programmes for over 20 years and has a passion for fostering collaboration and innovation to exploit the benefits of technology and data in permanent, interim, fractional and private consulting roles.
He is currently Interim CIO at The Natural History Museum, developing the Technology Strategy and Vision to support its dual role as a centre of excellence in leading scientific research and as a world leading museum. In 2017, as the RNLI's first CIO (Interim) he created the Institution's first digital, information and technology strategy including new capability for fundraising, predictive analytics and data-based insights that will help the RNLI to break the chain of events that can tragically lead to drowning. Ian was also recently Interim IT Director at Southern Housing Group and prior to Interim roles was Group CIO, Data Privacy Officer and Senior Partner for The ERM Group through its largest growth phase over 4 private equity cycles, to 5,200 staff across 140 offices worldwide.
He is a Fellow of The Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Chartered Professional Fellow of The BCS. He is also an investor and mentors digital startups. By devoting time to assisting emerging businesses and small investments to advance, Ian's aim is to help grow the digital ecosystem.