Ian Smith – Advisor

Ian Smith held management and leadership roles in the Information and Communication Technology industries for over 30 years. A long career in Digital Equipment was followed by a spell at British Telecom as MD of the Consumer Division and MD of UK Customer Service. At the beginning of the new millennium he became MD of Oracle UK until his retirement at the end of 2008.

His belief in communities and, in particular, young people saw him appointed to the board of Business in the Community for over 10 years and until recently he chaired Young Enterprise. His other great passion, customer service, was recognised by his appointment as the first President of the Institute of Customer Service.

Ian now shares his time between London and his home in France and enjoys non-executive activities as Chairman of Vaultex UK as well as advisory board and CEO mentoring roles. He is often called on to give keynote speeches to organisations and conferences across Europe.