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Ian Corner




FMCG / Retail, Hospitality / Events, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Technology

About Ian

As an experienced Finance Director, I help businesses make smart decisions through brilliant planning and the creative use of financial data.

I passionately believe that a financial plan is the most important tool that a business can employ. It is not a box-ticking exercise, or something to be grudgingly undertaken to satisfy an investor. It is a crucial process that helps you understand your business from all angles, to make difficult decisions on where to invest, and to prepare for whatever the future holds.

It’s not a once-a-year chore. It’s an ongoing, living, breathing process that evolves with the business.

I combine my expertise in planning and forecasting with over 20 years’ experience in business - making me the ideal sounding board, business partner, and finance director.

On top of that, I am also a qualified chartered accountant - bringing all of the financial rigour that you would expect.

The ability to see what others don’t. The capacity to convey complex issues easily. A natural approach in everything I do. This is what sets me apart.

Whether as a consultant for a planning project, or an ongoing partnership as a finance director/NED, I help businesses thrive.

Ian's Career History

November 2018 - Ongoing
Corner Finance Directors & Business Advisors

Founder & Managing Director

November 2015 - May 2018
British Airways

Head of finance, global revenue and alliances

September 2014 - November 2015
British Airways

Head of finance, Heathrow Operations

January 2013 - September 2014

Finance Director, Global Support Functions

January 2010 - December 2012

Finance Director, Central America & Caribbean


Garrick Bruce

Ian has a incredibly strong corporate background having worked for global organisations and supporting their financial strategy. He has now gone independent with a wealth of experience behind him and is the 'go to' for Non Executive Director / Consultant / Accountant requirements with a financial focus.

Shaun Hyland

Ian is an experienced accountant able to combine his technical knowledge with a commercial outlook and personal style to deliver expert advice to business leaders, regardless of their specialism. Ian has the skills to not only help prepare a financial plan but also to help management understand it, refine and amend it and most importantly, use it to achieve and keep on achieving.