<< Ian Lyall - Founder & Managing Director
Ian founded Idea Group in 1995. Ian’s experience has been gained in the Investment Management sector: he has considerable depth of knowledge in areas such as transfer agency, straight-through-processing, client communications/reporting, asset allocation and performance measurement and obviously running a successful business.
In building customer focussed enterprise-wide solutions, Ian has worked with a wide range of technologies from mainframe through client-server to Cloud based and distributed object solutions.
Prior to establishing Idea Group, Ian had a varied career working in insurance for the Bowring Group, retail management with Marks & Spencer and in IT with NatWest Bank.
As a youngster, Ian wanted to be either a deep sea diver or a rock star. He has worked as an abalone diver in Australia and still dons his mask and fins occasionally when on holiday. And although he clearly didn’t achieve his intended rock stardom, he does from time to time appear on stage with a guitar. Funny how things turn out.