Ian serves as a Managing Director of SkyWorks. He brings over 30 years of international structured asset finance experience to SkyWorks, having completed asset finance transactions for governments, airlines, and shipping and railway companies, as well as transactions for airports and real estate.
Prior to joining SkyWorks, Ian was a Managing Director of Citigroup’s Asset Finance Group and Head of Asia Pacific for the last 8 years. By 2005, Ian had built the Citigroup Asset Finance Group Asia Pacific business into a team of 10 professionals, after starting from scratch in 1997. During that time the team closed many structured finance firsts in Asia Pacific in, inter alia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Japan, Australia and Korea.
Before joining Citibank, Ian was Manager - Project Finance at Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for all new aircraft financing between 1994 and 1997. During that period, Ian’s team raised over $2.5 billion for 25 new aircraft, including Airbus A330/A340s and Boeing 777 and 747-400 aircraft.
Before joining Cathay Pacific, Ian worked at S.G. Warburg & Co. in London, where he was head of the European Asset Leasing Group with special focus on cross-border leases into and between European countries.
Ian received his First Class Honours B.Sc. Psychology from University of Exeter in England.